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MEA Endorses Democrat With A Severe Criminal Background

In a shocking move, the MEA endorsed Democrat Brad May this week, who has a long history of criminal activity.   LANSING, Mich., September 18th, 2020 — In a shocking move, the Michigan Education Association (MEA) endorsed Democrat Brad May, who has a long history of criminal activity. May’s convictions include robbery, possession of cocaine, retail fraud, and over $16,000 in back-due child support.   “Obviously, the MEA is more concerned with the "D" next to Mr. May's name on the ballot than trying to support the most qualified candidate for their teacher members.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on the MEA to immediately rescind their endorsement of Brad May and apologize to their members - our hard-working teachers - for this embarrassing display.”   This is not the first time the MEA has made an endorsement that goes against the interests of teachers. The MEA received similar criticism with their endorsement of Laurie Pohutsky, a Democrat who voted against record funding for schools, over Martha Ptashnik, a teacher who chairs the math department at one of the largest high schools in Livonia More >

President Trump Visits Michigan Promoting Pro-Business Agenda

President Trump’s visit to Michigan comes amidst unprecedented job growth and a record stock market recovery   LANSING, Mich., September 10, 2020 — President Trump will be visiting Michigan today as the nation experiences record job growth and stock market gains as a result of the v-shaped American economic recovery. While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have signed onto the job-killing Green New Deal, Trump has continued to advocate for pro-American policies, such as a second round of tax cuts and a deferral of the payroll tax. These policies put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans.   “From the passage of the USMCA trade deal to once in a generation tax cuts, President Trump’s pro-growth and pro-American agenda creates growth, opportunity, and prosperity for every Michigander.”, said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox went on to say, “We know that when we deliver Michigan for President Trump this November and send him back to the White House, the people of our state will have another four years of unprecedented success.”   President Trump has built a track record of successful pro-American policies over the last four years:   The economy adds 1.4 million jobs in August, unemployment falls to 8.4 percent   USMCA Will Boost Economic Growth and Create Jobs “USMCA to Add $68.2B to US Economy, Spur 176K Jobs Says Key Independent Review Panel”   “A study conducted by the Tax Policy Center found that 65% of households actually got a tax cut” More >

If Whitmer Is Looking For a Threat, Look In The Mirror

LANSING, Mich., September 10, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer's statement that she believes "the biggest threat to the American people is the American president right now."   “Yet again, Governor Whitmer is trying to scapegoat President Trump for her failures fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. The fact of the matter is President Trump moved swiftly to ban travel from China and formed a COVID task force in January. Meanwhile, her handling of the state's nursing homes cost thousands of lives, and her failure to request FEMA aid set our state back significantly. If Whitmer is looking for a threat to the jobs and safety of Michiganders, she needs to only look in the mirror.”   More >

Biden Visits Michigan To Promote Job-Killing Agenda

Joe Biden visits Michigan today amidst mass criticism of his past and continued support for job-killing policies.   LANSING, Mich., September 9, 2020 — Joe Biden’s visit to Michigan today comes amidst criticism from workers across the state and nation for his continued support for job-killing policies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the radical Green New Deal.   “The irony of Joe Biden visiting Michigan right after Labor Day to promote his radical job-killing agenda is no doubt lost on him.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox went on to say, “We know exactly what a Biden/Harris administration will look like for Michiganders - skyrocketing energy costs, destruction of manufacturing jobs, and an ‘America Last’ foreign policy. The people of Michigan won’t be fooled.”   Joe Biden continues to grow his track record of supporting job-killing policies:   Joe Biden wants a $15 minimum wage “A $15 federal minimum wage could eliminate a median of 1.3 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office found.” Fact check: Trump hammers Biden on NAFTA support, which he said killed jobs. He's right. Joe Biden embraces Green New Deal “Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,” More >

On Labor Day, Why Did Peters Refuse To Criticize The Former UAW Leader Who Ripped Off Michigan Workers?

Simple. Because his pal Dennis Williams put Peters in the Senate and also wanted to put him in the governor’s office.   LANSING, Mich., September 9, 2020 — On Labor Day, Gary Peters should have had the guts to stand up for UAW members by renouncing his longtime political patron Dennis Williams, the former UAW president who was recently charged with embezzlement and defrauding the U.S. government.   Strangely, Peters maintained his silence and has previously refused to distance himself from the criminally-charged Williams.   Why? Because Williams was Peters’ biggest booster in the union world for years:   Williams tried to replace now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with Peters during the 2018 Democrat primary for governor.   And before that, Williams helped lift Peters into the U.S. Senate in 2014.   Williams led the UAW from 2014-2018. Media reported that prosecutors charged Williams and other senior UAW officials for conspiring to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenditures such as golf trips and expensive dinners.  Williams faces up to five years in prison.   “Labor Day is a celebration of the Michigan worker, yet Gary Peters refused to renounce the former UAW leadership charged with ripping them off,” Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox said today. “What exactly did Peters gain though his relationship with these folks that is buying his silence today? Only Gary can explain that.” More >

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MEA Endorses Democrat With A Severe Criminal Background

In a shocking move, the MEA endorsed Democrat Brad May this week, who has a long history of criminal activity.   LANSING, Mich., September 18th, 2020 — In a shocking move, the Michigan Education Association (MEA) endorsed Democrat Brad May, who has a long history of criminal activity. May’s convictions include robbery, possession of cocaine, retail fraud, and over $16,000 in back-due child support.   “Obviously, the MEA is more concerned with the "D" next to Mr. May's name on the ballot than trying to support the most qualified candidate for their teacher members.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “I call on the MEA to immediately rescind their endorsement of Brad May and apologize to their members - our hard-working teachers - for this embarrassing display.”   This is not the first time the MEA has made an endorsement that goes against the interests of teachers. The MEA received similar criticism with their endorsement of Laurie Pohutsky, a Democrat who voted against record funding for schools, over Martha Ptashnik, a teacher who chairs the math department at one of the largest high schools in Livonia More >

President Trump Visits Michigan Promoting Pro-Business Agenda

President Trump’s visit to Michigan comes amidst unprecedented job growth and a record stock market recovery   LANSING, Mich., September 10, 2020 — President Trump will be visiting Michigan today as the nation experiences record job growth and stock market gains as a result of the v-shaped American economic recovery. While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have signed onto the job-killing Green New Deal, Trump has continued to advocate for pro-American policies, such as a second round of tax cuts and a deferral of the payroll tax. These policies put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans.   “From the passage of the USMCA trade deal to once in a generation tax cuts, President Trump’s pro-growth and pro-American agenda creates growth, opportunity, and prosperity for every Michigander.”, said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox went on to say, “We know that when we deliver Michigan for President Trump this November and send him back to the White House, the people of our state will have another four years of unprecedented success.”   President Trump has built a track record of successful pro-American policies over the last four years:   The economy adds 1.4 million jobs in August, unemployment falls to 8.4 percent   USMCA Will Boost Economic Growth and Create Jobs “USMCA to Add $68.2B to US Economy, Spur 176K Jobs Says Key Independent Review Panel”   “A study conducted by the Tax Policy Center found that 65% of households actually got a tax cut” More >

If Whitmer Is Looking For a Threat, Look In The Mirror

LANSING, Mich., September 10, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Gretchen Whitmer's statement that she believes "the biggest threat to the American people is the American president right now."   “Yet again, Governor Whitmer is trying to scapegoat President Trump for her failures fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. The fact of the matter is President Trump moved swiftly to ban travel from China and formed a COVID task force in January. Meanwhile, her handling of the state's nursing homes cost thousands of lives, and her failure to request FEMA aid set our state back significantly. If Whitmer is looking for a threat to the jobs and safety of Michiganders, she needs to only look in the mirror.”   More >

Biden Visits Michigan To Promote Job-Killing Agenda

Joe Biden visits Michigan today amidst mass criticism of his past and continued support for job-killing policies.   LANSING, Mich., September 9, 2020 — Joe Biden’s visit to Michigan today comes amidst criticism from workers across the state and nation for his continued support for job-killing policies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the radical Green New Deal.   “The irony of Joe Biden visiting Michigan right after Labor Day to promote his radical job-killing agenda is no doubt lost on him.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox went on to say, “We know exactly what a Biden/Harris administration will look like for Michiganders - skyrocketing energy costs, destruction of manufacturing jobs, and an ‘America Last’ foreign policy. The people of Michigan won’t be fooled.”   Joe Biden continues to grow his track record of supporting job-killing policies:   Joe Biden wants a $15 minimum wage “A $15 federal minimum wage could eliminate a median of 1.3 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office found.” Fact check: Trump hammers Biden on NAFTA support, which he said killed jobs. He's right. Joe Biden embraces Green New Deal “Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,” More >

On Labor Day, Why Did Peters Refuse To Criticize The Former UAW Leader Who Ripped Off Michigan Workers?

Simple. Because his pal Dennis Williams put Peters in the Senate and also wanted to put him in the governor’s office.   LANSING, Mich., September 9, 2020 — On Labor Day, Gary Peters should have had the guts to stand up for UAW members by renouncing his longtime political patron Dennis Williams, the former UAW president who was recently charged with embezzlement and defrauding the U.S. government.   Strangely, Peters maintained his silence and has previously refused to distance himself from the criminally-charged Williams.   Why? Because Williams was Peters’ biggest booster in the union world for years:   Williams tried to replace now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with Peters during the 2018 Democrat primary for governor.   And before that, Williams helped lift Peters into the U.S. Senate in 2014.   Williams led the UAW from 2014-2018. Media reported that prosecutors charged Williams and other senior UAW officials for conspiring to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenditures such as golf trips and expensive dinners.  Williams faces up to five years in prison.   “Labor Day is a celebration of the Michigan worker, yet Gary Peters refused to renounce the former UAW leadership charged with ripping them off,” Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox said today. “What exactly did Peters gain though his relationship with these folks that is buying his silence today? Only Gary can explain that.” More >

Representative Manoogian Votes To Support Job Killing Green New Deal

Representative Manoogian joined members of the radical left in voting to support the Green New Deal   LANSING, Mich., September 8, 2020 — As workers across Michigan come off of the Labor Day weekend, it’s important for them to remember Representative Mari Manoogian’s support of the job killing Green New Deal. Representative Manoogian joined members of the radical left in voting to support the Green New Deal last year, despite criticism across the country about the $93 trillion boondoggle.   “It is clear that Representative Manoogian does not represent the values of her district with her support of the radical and job killing Green New Deal.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox went on to say, “Unlike Ms. Manoogian, Michigan Republicans will continue to support pro-business policies that promote job growth, not stifle it.” More >

ICYMI: Two Polls Show John James In Tight Election For U.S. Senate

Peters refuses to say “John James” on live radio as race tightens   LANSING, Mich., September 8, 2020— Two polls in the last week showed John James tied or in the lead in Michigan’s increasingly heated U.S. Senate race, with Real Clear Politics listing the race as a “Toss Up.”     FIRST: Last Monday, a Trafalgar Group poll of Michigan voters show John James beating Gary Peters 48.1% to 46.6%.   National Review: Trafalgar Poll Shows Slim Leads for Trump and John James in Michigan   NEXT: WZZM reported on Friday that the James campaign released a poll by the respected Tarrance Group showing James and Peters essentially in a tie.   WZZM: John James internal poll reports statistical tie with Sen. Gary Peters   AND: Maybe the tightening race explains why Gary Peters is getting a little…tense?   During an interview Thursday, a WILS radio host noted that Peters wasn’t saying James’ name and asked him why. After a tortured laugh acknowledging the awkwardness Peters caused, Peters still refused to say James’ name!   HOST:   You keep saying “my opponent”.   Are you avoiding saying John James’ name?   You keep saying “my opponent” but.   I mean, you don’t have a problem with just saying his name?   Or is that part of the campaign? I’m asking!   PETERS:   (Uncomfortable, fake laughter)   No. That’s fine.   HOST:   Alright, he’s not going to say it. Alright.   Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox said,... More >

Michigan Republican Party Vandalized by Anti-Police Extremists

LANSING, Mich., September 7, 2020 — Sunday night, the headquarters of the Michigan Republican Party (MIGOP) in Lansing was vandalized by anti-police extremists. Among the numerous radical statements spray-painted on the building were “F**k ICE” - a reference to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency where MIGOP Chairman Laura Cox served as an agent - as well as “F**K Police”, “Abolish Police”, and “F**k 12”, an anti-police slogan.   A report of the incident was filed with the City of Lansing Police Department.   "The Michigan Republican Party is proud to stand by the men and women of law enforcement, and I am incredibly proud of my service with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency,” said Laura Cox, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Cox continued, “This vandalism is emblematic of the chaos sweeping through our nation's Democrat-run cities, as the radical left uses criminal tactics to try and extort weak politicians into defunding the men and woman who keep us safe. Republicans will not be intimidated. President Trump will not be intimidated. And this November, the American people will show the world they will not be intimidated when they reelect President Donald Trump.” More >

Michigan Ford Plant Partners With Trump Administration To Ship 50,000 Ventilators

The Trump Administration’s partnership with Ford is paying major dividends, with a Michigan Ford plant producing its 50,000th ventilator this week   LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 —This week, the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti completed its 50,000th ventilator. This marks the completion of the Trump Administration’s partnership with Ford, guaranteeing America was well equipped to handle the COVID-19 crisis.     “Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, every American who needs a ventilator can get a ventilator, and I am incredibly proud that many of those ventilators were built right here in Michigan,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “This partnership shows that President Trump is continuing to ensure that hospitals are well equipped to deliver life-saving care to Americans afflicted with the COVID-19 virus. Thank you to the workers at Ford who made this accomplishment possible.”   Michigan Republican Party Co-Chair Terry Bowman serves as a line worker at the Ford Rawsonville plant, which President Trump visited in May. More >

Peters Refuses To Say John James’ Name On Air

Gary Peters, feeling the heat, literally refuses to say John James’ name on a Lansing radio interview today   LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 – Tensions are getting high in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race.   Gary Peters, feeling the heat this week as he continues hijacking a federally-created, taxpayer-funded motorcycle tour for his struggling reelection campaign, is now refusing to say John James’ name.     During an interview today, WILS Morning Wake Up Host Dave Akerly noted that Peters wasn’t saying James’ name and asked him why.   After a contrived laugh acknowledging the awkwardness of his choice to avoid saying James’ name, Peters still refused to say it!   HOST:   You keep saying “my opponent”.   Are you avoiding saying John James’ name?   You keep saying “my opponent” but.   I mean, you don’t have a problem with just saying his name?   Or is that part of the campaign? I’m asking!   PETERS:   (Uncomfortable, fake laughter)   No. That’s fine.   HOST:   Alright, he’s not going to say it. Alright.     Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox said that if Peters is already stressing out on September 3rd, he better buckle up for November 3rd.   “John James has served his country in combat and leads a business that provides health care and paychecks for Michigan families. He deserves Gary Peters’ respect. Either way, it sounds like it will be even harder for Peters when he has to say Senator John James... More >

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