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Peters Signals Support for Socialist Sanders

LANSING, Mich., February 26, 2020 – While many Democrats are fighting back against Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders’ takeover of their party, Michigan Senator Gary Peters can’t be counted amongst their ranks. On Wednesday, when asked by the Washington Post if he would support the radical Vermont Senator, Peters replied: “I’m supporting whoever the Democratic candidate for President is,”.  Peters’ statement comes after Sanders’ victories in the early primaries have established him as the clear frontrunner in the fight for the Democrat Presidential nomination, and show the Democrats rapid swing to the extreme left. “It is incredibly disappointing that Gary Peters would put party ahead of the values which have made our nation great.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Bernie Sanders is a Socialist who has praised Communist dictators and even honeymooned in the Soviet Union. His values are incompatible with those of our nation. Sanders' agenda, which consists of the job-killing Green New Deal, banning employer-provided healthcare and opening our borders, would destroy our thriving economy. Clearly, it is more important than ever that we make Gary Peters a one-term Senator.” More >

Bloomberg Touts that He Bought Michigan Seats

LANSING, Mich., February 26, 2020 – During last night’s South Carolina Democrat Presidential Primary Debate, billionaire Mike Bloomberg touted that Democrats owe their 2018 U.S. House victory to the massive spending he provided to left-wing candidates. In Bloomberg’s own words he “bought” the seats. Two of the seats Bloomberg “bought” were right here in Michigan.  According to Bloomberg, Representatives Haley Stevens and Elissa Slotkin owe their seats to the nearly $5 million in support they received from him. Earlier in the month Stevens, who received $2.2 million from Bloomberg, rewarded the billionaire by endorsing him for president. Meanwhile Slotkin, who received $2.4 million from Bloomberg, is staying true to her typical form of ducking controversial issues and has announced that she does not plan to endorse anyone in Michigan’s upcoming primary. “Last night, Michael Bloomberg admitted to the worst kept secret in politics… the Democrats he helped get elected in 2018 are bought and paid for.” said Laura Cox, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued, “It’s time for Congresswomen Slotkin and Stevens to stand up for themselves and show they are not the puppets of a gun-grabbing billionaire who wants to control everything from our healthcare system to which sizes of pop we can buy. I call on Slotkin and Stevens to return the nearly $5 million in donations they received from Michael Bloomberg and show the people of Michigan they have not been 'bought'.”  More >

MIGOP Statement on Governor Whitmer's Endorsement of Jon Hoadley

LANSING, Mich., February 21, 2020 – The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer's endorsement of John Hoadley.  "Governor Whitmer's endorsement of Jon Hoadley should come as no surprise, given that she owed him for introducing her disastrous 2020 budget which relied on her ridiculous 45-cent gas tax hike. Whether it's backing impeachment or increasing taxes on the hardworking people of the 6th congressional district, Tax Hike Hoadley is out of touch with the people of Southwest Michigan, and their priorities.”   More >

Chaos Continues to Riddle Michigan Secretary of State

LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2020 – Last Friday, MIRS reported on conflicts erupting at local Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) branches, due to “customers getting upset when they couldn't complete their branch office business”. A FOIA of the SOS showed over 50 “critical incident” reports have been filed with the governor’s office over the last year. The most of any state agency in 2019. The incident reports went as far as customers yelling at each other and clerks, destroying offices, throwing food, threats of physical violence, and assaults on state employees. Despite Governor Whitmer’s Executive Directive offering a more open line of communication for state employees to report incidents to her office, MIRS reported that workers “didn't bother reporting incidents because they didn't think there would be any follow-up” from the Secretary of State. In Tuesday’s MIRS “Capitol Capsule”, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson even conceded that branch security is a “significant issue”. The eye-opening report comes on the heels of high senior staff turnover in Benson’s office. Benson’s Chief Deputy, Chief of Staff, Communications Director, Deputy Communications Director and Elections Chief have all departed within the last year. Michigan Republican Party Chairman, Laura Cox, said the incidents are especially troubling, considering Benson’s position as one of the state’s top executives. “The reports about the chaos happening at Secretary of State branches under Jocelyn Benson’s watch is incredibly troubling. How can Benson be trusted to ensure the integrity of Michigan’s elections, when she can’t ensure her own offices run smoothly?” Michigan Republican Party Chairman... More >

MIGOP Chairman's Statement on Vice President Pence's Visit to Michigan

LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2020 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Michigan on Tuesday, February 25: "Under the leadership of President Trump and Vice President Pence, Michiganders keep notching countless victories as a result of an America First agenda. From fully funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to passing the historic USMCA - which is rapidly bringing manufacturing jobs back to our state - the Trump-Pence Administration is working overtime for Michigan. I look forward to welcoming Vice President Pence back to Michigan, and laying the groundwork to four more years of winning!" More >

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Peters Signals Support for Socialist Sanders

LANSING, Mich., February 26, 2020 – While many Democrats are fighting back against Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders’ takeover of their party, Michigan Senator Gary Peters can’t be counted amongst their ranks. On Wednesday, when asked by the Washington Post if he would support the radical Vermont Senator, Peters replied: “I’m supporting whoever the Democratic candidate for President is,”.  Peters’ statement comes after Sanders’ victories in the early primaries have established him as the clear frontrunner in the fight for the Democrat Presidential nomination, and show the Democrats rapid swing to the extreme left. “It is incredibly disappointing that Gary Peters would put party ahead of the values which have made our nation great.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Bernie Sanders is a Socialist who has praised Communist dictators and even honeymooned in the Soviet Union. His values are incompatible with those of our nation. Sanders' agenda, which consists of the job-killing Green New Deal, banning employer-provided healthcare and opening our borders, would destroy our thriving economy. Clearly, it is more important than ever that we make Gary Peters a one-term Senator.” More >

Bloomberg Touts that He Bought Michigan Seats

LANSING, Mich., February 26, 2020 – During last night’s South Carolina Democrat Presidential Primary Debate, billionaire Mike Bloomberg touted that Democrats owe their 2018 U.S. House victory to the massive spending he provided to left-wing candidates. In Bloomberg’s own words he “bought” the seats. Two of the seats Bloomberg “bought” were right here in Michigan.  According to Bloomberg, Representatives Haley Stevens and Elissa Slotkin owe their seats to the nearly $5 million in support they received from him. Earlier in the month Stevens, who received $2.2 million from Bloomberg, rewarded the billionaire by endorsing him for president. Meanwhile Slotkin, who received $2.4 million from Bloomberg, is staying true to her typical form of ducking controversial issues and has announced that she does not plan to endorse anyone in Michigan’s upcoming primary. “Last night, Michael Bloomberg admitted to the worst kept secret in politics… the Democrats he helped get elected in 2018 are bought and paid for.” said Laura Cox, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued, “It’s time for Congresswomen Slotkin and Stevens to stand up for themselves and show they are not the puppets of a gun-grabbing billionaire who wants to control everything from our healthcare system to which sizes of pop we can buy. I call on Slotkin and Stevens to return the nearly $5 million in donations they received from Michael Bloomberg and show the people of Michigan they have not been 'bought'.”  More >

MIGOP Statement on Governor Whitmer's Endorsement of Jon Hoadley

LANSING, Mich., February 21, 2020 – The Michigan Republican Party released the following statement on behalf of Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer's endorsement of John Hoadley.  "Governor Whitmer's endorsement of Jon Hoadley should come as no surprise, given that she owed him for introducing her disastrous 2020 budget which relied on her ridiculous 45-cent gas tax hike. Whether it's backing impeachment or increasing taxes on the hardworking people of the 6th congressional district, Tax Hike Hoadley is out of touch with the people of Southwest Michigan, and their priorities.”   More >

Chaos Continues to Riddle Michigan Secretary of State

LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2020 – Last Friday, MIRS reported on conflicts erupting at local Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) branches, due to “customers getting upset when they couldn't complete their branch office business”. A FOIA of the SOS showed over 50 “critical incident” reports have been filed with the governor’s office over the last year. The most of any state agency in 2019. The incident reports went as far as customers yelling at each other and clerks, destroying offices, throwing food, threats of physical violence, and assaults on state employees. Despite Governor Whitmer’s Executive Directive offering a more open line of communication for state employees to report incidents to her office, MIRS reported that workers “didn't bother reporting incidents because they didn't think there would be any follow-up” from the Secretary of State. In Tuesday’s MIRS “Capitol Capsule”, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson even conceded that branch security is a “significant issue”. The eye-opening report comes on the heels of high senior staff turnover in Benson’s office. Benson’s Chief Deputy, Chief of Staff, Communications Director, Deputy Communications Director and Elections Chief have all departed within the last year. Michigan Republican Party Chairman, Laura Cox, said the incidents are especially troubling, considering Benson’s position as one of the state’s top executives. “The reports about the chaos happening at Secretary of State branches under Jocelyn Benson’s watch is incredibly troubling. How can Benson be trusted to ensure the integrity of Michigan’s elections, when she can’t ensure her own offices run smoothly?” Michigan Republican Party Chairman... More >

MIGOP Chairman's Statement on Vice President Pence's Visit to Michigan

LANSING, Mich., February 12, 2020 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Michigan on Tuesday, February 25: "Under the leadership of President Trump and Vice President Pence, Michiganders keep notching countless victories as a result of an America First agenda. From fully funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to passing the historic USMCA - which is rapidly bringing manufacturing jobs back to our state - the Trump-Pence Administration is working overtime for Michigan. I look forward to welcoming Vice President Pence back to Michigan, and laying the groundwork to four more years of winning!" More >

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