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                                                                                Results not Resistance                                           MRP campaign theme highlights GOP successes and Democrat obstructionLANSING, Mich., May 23, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party (MRP) today launched its 2018 election theme “Results not Resistance,” highlighting Michigan’s tremendous success under Republican leadership. The theme also highlights Democrat attempts to derail that success through obstruction and resistance. During the eight years of Republican governance, Michigan has earned the title “Comeback State” due to our unparalleled economic recovery. Unemployment has dropped from a nation leading 13.7% down to 4.7%, and has reversed the population hemorrhage we experienced under the Democrat led Lost Decade. Unfortunately, Democrats have consistently opposed the policies that have led to our state’s comeback.“When times were tough the people of Michigan came together, under Republican leadership, and achieved amazing results,” Michigan GOP Chairman Ron Weiser said. “Democrats, however, have chosen a different path. Instead of standing with the people of Michigan, they choose to stand with the entrenched liberal special interests attempting to obstruct the very policies that led to Michigan’s recovery. Now they are asking for our votes. Michiganders deserve results, not resistance.” Republican leadership in the State legislature also applauded the... More >

Morgan Ineligible for Primary Ballot

1st District Democrat Signatures Spoiled by Inability to Follow DirectionsLANSING, Mich., May 1, 2018 – 1st District Congressional Democrat Matthew Morgan has been deemed ineligible for the Congressional primary ballot. Morgan filed his nominating petitions using a P.O. Box instead of his residence, thus voiding the petitions. Under Michigan election law a candidate’s home address must appear on the petition forms. Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser said “Matthew Morgan failed to do the most basic of tasks, that is, putting his correct home address on a government form as required by statute. In my experience, Congressmen deal with a lot of government forms and statutes. If you can’t follow a clear legal requirement, you’re probably not the right person to write or review federal legislation, let alone make the tough budget decisions that our representatives in Washington must make.”The August Primary ballot in the 1st Congressional District will have a blank space on the Democrat side. Morgan has announced that he will continue his campaign as a primary write in candidate for the 32-county district. In previous cycles, many candidates who have had petition snafus have chosen to withdraw to spare themselves the embarrassment of explaining such a silly mistake to the voters. More >

Democrat Hypocrisy at the "Endorsement Convention"

From candidates to constituents, the Michigan Democrat Endorsement Convention this past weekend was full of "Liberal Logic." Below are just a few of our favorite moments. If this convention taught us anything, it's that we can't afford to take a Michigan left in November! Donate today and join our fight to keep Michigan red!   - Whitmer On Special Interests - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer should probably steer away from statements concerning loyalty to special interest groups. The irony of her message is that she said in it a speech to the Labor Caucus — a group to which she is very much beholden. We understand why she wants to mask her establishment Democrat roots, she’s just not doing a very good job of it.   - Hypocrisy On Voter I.D. - At their most recent endorsement convention, the Michigan Democratic Party required each participant to show ID to get their credentials. It begs the question: Why don’t they have the same standard of security for every Michigander at the ballot box?   - Friendly Fire Obstruction -   United they stand? From Congress to the streets, “obstruction” is a platform all Democrats believe in – even if it means blocking fellow party members. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed must really be out of genuine ideas if his plan is to simply obstruct his opponents – literally.   - A Questionable Ad -   We can’t get over this ad. Under Mark Brewer’s leadership from 1995 - 2013,... More >

Democrats Divided

While the Michigan Democrats’ progressive narrative continues to race to the radical left, the vast majority of their constituents are left without a voice. Michiganders deserve a party that prioritizes results through the empowerment of all individuals. The Michigan Republican Party is a big tent. To all Democrats in Michigan who are feeling left behind by their party we say: give us a chance and we will give you a choice. Democratic endorsement convention reveals divide between progressives, African Americans Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 4/19/2018 In every Michigan gubernatorial election cycle in the last 48 years, except for one, an African American has been nominated for one of the top three slots on the Democratic ticket. But that streak ended Sunday when Democrats endorsed two white women for two of the top three slots — Plymouth attorney Dana Nessel for attorney general and former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state. And the leading contender for governor, in polls and endorsements, is former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing, who is also white. The convention left many African Americans disheartened and wondering about their participation in this year’s election and their future in the party, especially since Pat Miles, an African American, Harvard University-educated lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the western district of Michigan, was also competing for the state attorney general’s slot. “Dana out-organized and out-campaigned Pat Miles and his folks, but it’s also obvious that it seemed to be... More >

MDP Stacking the Deck

As written before, this weekend’s “endorsement convention” was nothing more than a political stunt the Michigan Democrats used to hand pick and rig the system in favor of the party’s preferred candidates. MDP strong-armed the candidates into pledging not to continue to campaign and adhere to the choice made at this “endorsement convention.” Dillon went as far as threatening to blacklist the “loser” amongst the Democrat elite should they choose to forego the non-binding decision made by rigged system. As reported in MIRS: “One Democratic insider tells MIRS that MDP Chair Brandon Dillon talked with both Nessel and Miles in an attempt to eliminate an effort from either side to pursue the AG nomination after this week's conclave if they are not successful Sunday. He reportedly explained to both of them that they needed to commit to a pledge not to continue their battle for the nomination at the August nominating convention, where the official nominee will be named. ‘There should be no sour grapes and no second chance,’ on this Dillon apparently strongly suggested to them both. He apparently explained the rules are the rules and no one should challenge them after the Sunday vote, the source told MIRS. He expects both campaigns to be aware of this and ‘not go back on your word’ and abide by the delegate decision. If one of the two decided to go rogue, it was suggested that ‘breaking your word’ could become a campaign issue and the party leaders would be reluctant... More >

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                                                                                Results not Resistance                                           MRP campaign theme highlights GOP successes and Democrat obstructionLANSING, Mich., May 23, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party (MRP) today launched its 2018 election theme “Results not Resistance,” highlighting Michigan’s tremendous success under Republican leadership. The theme also highlights Democrat attempts to derail that success through obstruction and resistance. During the eight years of Republican governance, Michigan has earned the title “Comeback State” due to our unparalleled economic recovery. Unemployment has dropped from a nation leading 13.7% down to 4.7%, and has reversed the population hemorrhage we experienced under the Democrat led Lost Decade. Unfortunately, Democrats have consistently opposed the policies that have led to our state’s comeback.“When times were tough the people of Michigan came together, under Republican leadership, and achieved amazing results,” Michigan GOP Chairman Ron Weiser said. “Democrats, however, have chosen a different path. Instead of standing with the people of Michigan, they choose to stand with the entrenched liberal special interests attempting to obstruct the very policies that led to Michigan’s recovery. Now they are asking for our votes. Michiganders deserve results, not resistance.” Republican leadership in the State legislature also applauded the... More >

Morgan Ineligible for Primary Ballot

1st District Democrat Signatures Spoiled by Inability to Follow DirectionsLANSING, Mich., May 1, 2018 – 1st District Congressional Democrat Matthew Morgan has been deemed ineligible for the Congressional primary ballot. Morgan filed his nominating petitions using a P.O. Box instead of his residence, thus voiding the petitions. Under Michigan election law a candidate’s home address must appear on the petition forms. Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser said “Matthew Morgan failed to do the most basic of tasks, that is, putting his correct home address on a government form as required by statute. In my experience, Congressmen deal with a lot of government forms and statutes. If you can’t follow a clear legal requirement, you’re probably not the right person to write or review federal legislation, let alone make the tough budget decisions that our representatives in Washington must make.”The August Primary ballot in the 1st Congressional District will have a blank space on the Democrat side. Morgan has announced that he will continue his campaign as a primary write in candidate for the 32-county district. In previous cycles, many candidates who have had petition snafus have chosen to withdraw to spare themselves the embarrassment of explaining such a silly mistake to the voters. More >

Democrat Hypocrisy at the "Endorsement Convention"

From candidates to constituents, the Michigan Democrat Endorsement Convention this past weekend was full of "Liberal Logic." Below are just a few of our favorite moments. If this convention taught us anything, it's that we can't afford to take a Michigan left in November! Donate today and join our fight to keep Michigan red!   - Whitmer On Special Interests - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer should probably steer away from statements concerning loyalty to special interest groups. The irony of her message is that she said in it a speech to the Labor Caucus — a group to which she is very much beholden. We understand why she wants to mask her establishment Democrat roots, she’s just not doing a very good job of it.   - Hypocrisy On Voter I.D. - At their most recent endorsement convention, the Michigan Democratic Party required each participant to show ID to get their credentials. It begs the question: Why don’t they have the same standard of security for every Michigander at the ballot box?   - Friendly Fire Obstruction -   United they stand? From Congress to the streets, “obstruction” is a platform all Democrats believe in – even if it means blocking fellow party members. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed must really be out of genuine ideas if his plan is to simply obstruct his opponents – literally.   - A Questionable Ad -   We can’t get over this ad. Under Mark Brewer’s leadership from 1995 - 2013,... More >

Democrats Divided

While the Michigan Democrats’ progressive narrative continues to race to the radical left, the vast majority of their constituents are left without a voice. Michiganders deserve a party that prioritizes results through the empowerment of all individuals. The Michigan Republican Party is a big tent. To all Democrats in Michigan who are feeling left behind by their party we say: give us a chance and we will give you a choice. Democratic endorsement convention reveals divide between progressives, African Americans Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 4/19/2018 In every Michigan gubernatorial election cycle in the last 48 years, except for one, an African American has been nominated for one of the top three slots on the Democratic ticket. But that streak ended Sunday when Democrats endorsed two white women for two of the top three slots — Plymouth attorney Dana Nessel for attorney general and former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state. And the leading contender for governor, in polls and endorsements, is former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing, who is also white. The convention left many African Americans disheartened and wondering about their participation in this year’s election and their future in the party, especially since Pat Miles, an African American, Harvard University-educated lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the western district of Michigan, was also competing for the state attorney general’s slot. “Dana out-organized and out-campaigned Pat Miles and his folks, but it’s also obvious that it seemed to be... More >

MDP Stacking the Deck

As written before, this weekend’s “endorsement convention” was nothing more than a political stunt the Michigan Democrats used to hand pick and rig the system in favor of the party’s preferred candidates. MDP strong-armed the candidates into pledging not to continue to campaign and adhere to the choice made at this “endorsement convention.” Dillon went as far as threatening to blacklist the “loser” amongst the Democrat elite should they choose to forego the non-binding decision made by rigged system. As reported in MIRS: “One Democratic insider tells MIRS that MDP Chair Brandon Dillon talked with both Nessel and Miles in an attempt to eliminate an effort from either side to pursue the AG nomination after this week's conclave if they are not successful Sunday. He reportedly explained to both of them that they needed to commit to a pledge not to continue their battle for the nomination at the August nominating convention, where the official nominee will be named. ‘There should be no sour grapes and no second chance,’ on this Dillon apparently strongly suggested to them both. He apparently explained the rules are the rules and no one should challenge them after the Sunday vote, the source told MIRS. He expects both campaigns to be aware of this and ‘not go back on your word’ and abide by the delegate decision. If one of the two decided to go rogue, it was suggested that ‘breaking your word’ could become a campaign issue and the party leaders would be reluctant... More >

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