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MRP Office in Traverse City Temporarily Closed Due to Bomb Threat LANSING, Mich., October 31, 2018 – This afternoon, the Michigan Republican Party Office in Traverse City was shut down temporarily after an unidentified individual entered the office and threatened to blow up the facility. After the threat, the individual fled. The Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department rapidly responded and are currently sweeping the facility. Please see the statement from MRP Chief of Staff Colleen Pero: “This is the second time in the past week that an MRP office has been threated or vandalized. Democrats are waking up to the fact that their dreams of a blue wave are quickly evaporating, and now extremist activists are responding with intimidation and threats of violence. We thank the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department for their quick response and all that they are doing to ensure the safety of our employees and volunteers.” Early last Friday the Michigan Republican Party Headquarters in Lansing was vandalized by two unknown individuals and Republican lawn signs across the state are also being defaced and stolen.   More >

Whitmer/Clinton

Hillary Clinton has apparently found Michigan. Clinton was notorious for ignoring our great state in the 2016 election. As a matter of fact, she has blown off Michigan for years. Now, she seems to think Michiganders will listen to her, and has endorsed Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer.  Hillary Clinton, in a recent interview with CNN, said, "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That's why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that's when civility can start again." She has also stated the time for civility is over.  Clinton stated this week, "I'd like to be President." This would be her third run. In 2008, Clinton lost the primary to Barack Obama, rejected by her own party. And, as we all know, in 2016 lost the General Election to Donald Trump. Michigan voters have continuously rejected everything Hillary Clinton stands for, and now she wants us to back her support of Gretchen Whitmer? With the election only a week away, it is time for Michiganders to send Hillary another clear message: we rejected her in 2016, let's do it again in 2018! The race for Michigan's next governor is tightening with just days before the election. The momentum is clearly on the side of the Republicans, and is feeling much like to 2016 cycle when Michiganders turned their backs on Clinton and made their voices heard.  More >

The Resistance Comes to Michigan When Democrats go low, Republicans go to the polls. Friday morning, we filed a vandalism report with Lansing Police after hundreds of dollars of damage was done to the MIGOP Party headquarters. This latest incident caps off a week of harassment by the Michigan Democrat Party (MDP) and their supporters against Michigan Republicans. This week, MDP released an ad that displayed the social security numbers, in violation of the law, of Republican House candidate Christine Barnes and her ex-husband in an ad seen by at least 100,000 people, putting them both at risk for identity fraud. On Wednesday, Mark Burton, a senior advisor for Gretchen Whitmer’s gubernatorial campaign, tweeted an anti-Semitic “joke” at Stu Sandler, a Jewish Republican consultant, as well John James, an African American U.S. Senate Candidate and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette, implying that they were Nazis.  Congressman Tim Walberg’s campaign had numerous 4x4 yard signs stolen from homes across the 7thCongressional District. To cap off the week, yesterday MIGOP employees arrived at headquarters to discover that our place of work had been vandalized with graffiti. The ‘Blue Wave’ is rapidly evaporating and the resistance seems to be in full panic mode, resorting to mob tactics. They will leak a candidate’s social security number, call our candidates and consultants Nazis, and spray paint our headquarters in an attempt to intimidate our staff. We will not be intimidated.  We will not back down.  We will continue to take our message of results not resistance... More >

Democrats Stoop to New Low Michigan Democrats Release Christine Barnes’ Social Security Number in Ad LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party (MRP) is calling upon Michigan Democrats to immediately cease and desist running an ad in the 71st House district in which the Michigan Democrat Party (MDP) revealed the Social Security numbers of State House candidate Christine Barnes and her former husband in violation of state and possibly federal law. In addition to disclosing Ms. Barnes’ full Social Security number in the ad, MDP also featured documents in a public Dropbox which would allow criminals to piece together Ms. Barnes’ full Social Security number. These actions have put Barnes and her former husband at risk for identity theft and fraud. “This is despicable,” said Ron Weiser, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Weiser continued, “Christine Barnes is running for office to improve the lives of her fellow citizens, and the Michigan Democrat Party used all its resources to try to destroy hers. By releasing her Social Security number, they have broken the law and put Barnes’identity and credit at risk. I call upon MDP to immediately pull this ad and shut down the public Dropbox. Further,MDP owes Ms. Barnes an immediate apology.” Ms. Barnes has filed a police report with the Michigan State Police. Under Michigan law MDP employees face the following criminal penalties for violation of the Michigan Social Security Act: Those who publicly display with knowledge that the person's conduct violates this act is... More >

In case you missed it: Today the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) dumped $250,000 into the Proposition 2 support group “Voters Not Politicians,” further confirmation that Proposition 2 is nothing more than a cheap ploy by Democrats to gerrymander Michigan’s Constitution. The Democrats want to make Michigan’s electoral districts less about our communities and more about identity politics.Remember to tell your friends, family, and neighbors, to vote ‘NO’ on Proposition 2 this November. It’s a scam.Here is the press release from NRDC sent to Michigan media today:NDRC Affiliate Invests in Michigan Redistricting Reform Effort Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Redistricting Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), is announcing a $250,000 investment in Voters Not Politicians, the group behind a grassroots movement to create an independent citizens redistricting commission in Michigan. The citizens of Michigan will have the opportunity to vote on the reform this November. Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chair of the NDRC, released the following statement: “In Michigan, the current electoral system is unfair and is so rigged that politicians can now pick their voters, instead of allowing citizens to choose their representatives. Our governments are not supposed to work this way. This partisan gerrymandering leads to dysfunction, polarization, and the legitimate belief held by average Americans that, for them, our political system just does not work. Regardless of party affiliation, that’s not good for our democracy. Maps that are drawn by a truly... More >

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MRP Office in Traverse City Temporarily Closed Due to Bomb Threat LANSING, Mich., October 31, 2018 – This afternoon, the Michigan Republican Party Office in Traverse City was shut down temporarily after an unidentified individual entered the office and threatened to blow up the facility. After the threat, the individual fled. The Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department rapidly responded and are currently sweeping the facility. Please see the statement from MRP Chief of Staff Colleen Pero: “This is the second time in the past week that an MRP office has been threated or vandalized. Democrats are waking up to the fact that their dreams of a blue wave are quickly evaporating, and now extremist activists are responding with intimidation and threats of violence. We thank the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department for their quick response and all that they are doing to ensure the safety of our employees and volunteers.” Early last Friday the Michigan Republican Party Headquarters in Lansing was vandalized by two unknown individuals and Republican lawn signs across the state are also being defaced and stolen.   More >

Whitmer/Clinton

Hillary Clinton has apparently found Michigan. Clinton was notorious for ignoring our great state in the 2016 election. As a matter of fact, she has blown off Michigan for years. Now, she seems to think Michiganders will listen to her, and has endorsed Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer.  Hillary Clinton, in a recent interview with CNN, said, "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That's why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that's when civility can start again." She has also stated the time for civility is over.  Clinton stated this week, "I'd like to be President." This would be her third run. In 2008, Clinton lost the primary to Barack Obama, rejected by her own party. And, as we all know, in 2016 lost the General Election to Donald Trump. Michigan voters have continuously rejected everything Hillary Clinton stands for, and now she wants us to back her support of Gretchen Whitmer? With the election only a week away, it is time for Michiganders to send Hillary another clear message: we rejected her in 2016, let's do it again in 2018! The race for Michigan's next governor is tightening with just days before the election. The momentum is clearly on the side of the Republicans, and is feeling much like to 2016 cycle when Michiganders turned their backs on Clinton and made their voices heard.  More >

The Resistance Comes to Michigan When Democrats go low, Republicans go to the polls. Friday morning, we filed a vandalism report with Lansing Police after hundreds of dollars of damage was done to the MIGOP Party headquarters. This latest incident caps off a week of harassment by the Michigan Democrat Party (MDP) and their supporters against Michigan Republicans. This week, MDP released an ad that displayed the social security numbers, in violation of the law, of Republican House candidate Christine Barnes and her ex-husband in an ad seen by at least 100,000 people, putting them both at risk for identity fraud. On Wednesday, Mark Burton, a senior advisor for Gretchen Whitmer’s gubernatorial campaign, tweeted an anti-Semitic “joke” at Stu Sandler, a Jewish Republican consultant, as well John James, an African American U.S. Senate Candidate and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette, implying that they were Nazis.  Congressman Tim Walberg’s campaign had numerous 4x4 yard signs stolen from homes across the 7thCongressional District. To cap off the week, yesterday MIGOP employees arrived at headquarters to discover that our place of work had been vandalized with graffiti. The ‘Blue Wave’ is rapidly evaporating and the resistance seems to be in full panic mode, resorting to mob tactics. They will leak a candidate’s social security number, call our candidates and consultants Nazis, and spray paint our headquarters in an attempt to intimidate our staff. We will not be intimidated.  We will not back down.  We will continue to take our message of results not resistance... More >

Democrats Stoop to New Low Michigan Democrats Release Christine Barnes’ Social Security Number in Ad LANSING, Mich., October 23, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party (MRP) is calling upon Michigan Democrats to immediately cease and desist running an ad in the 71st House district in which the Michigan Democrat Party (MDP) revealed the Social Security numbers of State House candidate Christine Barnes and her former husband in violation of state and possibly federal law. In addition to disclosing Ms. Barnes’ full Social Security number in the ad, MDP also featured documents in a public Dropbox which would allow criminals to piece together Ms. Barnes’ full Social Security number. These actions have put Barnes and her former husband at risk for identity theft and fraud. “This is despicable,” said Ron Weiser, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Weiser continued, “Christine Barnes is running for office to improve the lives of her fellow citizens, and the Michigan Democrat Party used all its resources to try to destroy hers. By releasing her Social Security number, they have broken the law and put Barnes’identity and credit at risk. I call upon MDP to immediately pull this ad and shut down the public Dropbox. Further,MDP owes Ms. Barnes an immediate apology.” Ms. Barnes has filed a police report with the Michigan State Police. Under Michigan law MDP employees face the following criminal penalties for violation of the Michigan Social Security Act: Those who publicly display with knowledge that the person's conduct violates this act is... More >

In case you missed it: Today the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) dumped $250,000 into the Proposition 2 support group “Voters Not Politicians,” further confirmation that Proposition 2 is nothing more than a cheap ploy by Democrats to gerrymander Michigan’s Constitution. The Democrats want to make Michigan’s electoral districts less about our communities and more about identity politics.Remember to tell your friends, family, and neighbors, to vote ‘NO’ on Proposition 2 this November. It’s a scam.Here is the press release from NRDC sent to Michigan media today:NDRC Affiliate Invests in Michigan Redistricting Reform Effort Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Redistricting Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), is announcing a $250,000 investment in Voters Not Politicians, the group behind a grassroots movement to create an independent citizens redistricting commission in Michigan. The citizens of Michigan will have the opportunity to vote on the reform this November. Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chair of the NDRC, released the following statement: “In Michigan, the current electoral system is unfair and is so rigged that politicians can now pick their voters, instead of allowing citizens to choose their representatives. Our governments are not supposed to work this way. This partisan gerrymandering leads to dysfunction, polarization, and the legitimate belief held by average Americans that, for them, our political system just does not work. Regardless of party affiliation, that’s not good for our democracy. Maps that are drawn by a truly... More >

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