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Cox Statement on Terri Lynn Land WSU Nomination

LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land’s acceptance of the Michigan Republican Party’s nomination for the Wayne State Board of Governors.   Land’s nomination follows the disqualification of Diane Dunaskiss by the Michigan Secretary of State’s office, due to campaign finance issues from a previous campaign.   “Our party is incredibly fortunate to have a proven fighter like Terri Lynn Land ready to represent our Pro-American values on the Wayne State Board of Governors. With her long record of success, I am confident that Terri Lynn Land will not only be successful this November but will serve as an incredible advocate for the students of Wayne State University and the people of Michigan.” More >

Democrat Candidate for Congress accused of Domestic Abuse and Stalking

Dana Ferguson, candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 1st District has reportedly been accused of domestic abuse and stalking.   LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 — According to The Alpena News, Dana Ferguson, candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 1st District, has reportedly been accused of domestic abuse and stalking. Ferguson was arrested in May of 2011 after he physically assaulted his wife while she held their 9-year-old child. This is not the first time Ferguson has been accused of disturbing behavior, having previously served 12 months’ probation due to charges of stalking, in 2008.   “It is appalling to me that the Democrat Party would nominate a person for the U.S. Congress accused of domestic abuse and stalking.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Michigan Democrat Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes and Congresswomen Stevens, Slotkin, and Tlaib as well as all Michigan Democrats need to condemn the candidacy of Dana Ferguson immediately.”   Multiple documents have begun to surface confirming the validity of these accusations of domestic abuse and stalking.   More >

Cox Statement on Snyder Supporting Biden

LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding news that former Governor Rick Snyder will be supporting Joe Biden this November.   “Just like when he was fooled into supporting Obamacare expansion, Rick Snyder has been hoodwinked by Joe Biden and the Democrats into supporting an agenda that is bad for the people of Michigan. Thankfully, just as he did in 2016, President Trump will win Michigan without Rick Snyder’s help.” More >

Gary Peters And The Michigan Democrat Party Are All In for Medicare For All

The MDP endorsed single payer health care on Saturday, after Peters previously told party activists America must move to MFA   LANSING, Mich., September 2, 2020 – Gary Peters’ Michigan Democrat Party made it official: Medicare For All will be the law of the land if Peters gets back to the U.S. Senate.   During the Michigan Democrats’ convention on Saturday, Peters’ party voted in support of the “immediate implementation of single-payer health care.”     That means Americans would face a government run health system, the elimination of private health insurance and, of course, higher taxes.   Gary Peters is in lockstep with his party on shifting America to Medicare For All.    Peters was caught on video in a 2018 meeting telling members of the Michigan Democrat Party who supported MFA that, “Sir, I agree, and we have to go where you’re going. I agree.”   “I don't disagree at all that the path forward is where you're going to have ‘Medicare for All’ down the road. That's probably where we're gonna go.” (Gary Peters Town Hall, 6/01/18)   “Well, sir, I agree. And, we have to go to where you're going.” (Gary Peters Town Hall, 6/01/18)   “I’m not disagreeing with you. I'm not disagreeing with you at all, it’s that we have to get a path to get to that place” (Gary Peters Town Hall, 6/01/18)   “The bottom line is that Gary Peters and the Michigan Democrats want to cancel your private health insurance and... More >

Joe Biden’s Support for NAFTA Destroyed Michigan Jobs

Joe Biden played an instrumental role in enacting the job-killing NAFTA deal, which led to the destruction of hundreds of thousands of American jobs   LANSING, Mich., September 2, 2020 — According to the Economic Policy Institute, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was supported by then Senator Joe Biden, saw the destruction of at least 850,000 American jobs - many of them here in Michigan. As hard-working Americans gather to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, Joe Biden’s support of NAFTA and other destructive trade agreements is sure to be a topic of conversation around the state.   “Joe Biden carries no credibility with Michigan workers, his support of NAFTA destroyed Michigan jobs, destroyed Michigan communities, and destroyed the lives of thousands of Michiganders,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “We are lucky to have President Trump in office fighting for Michigan workers, and undoing the destruction that Biden and the Washington elite inflicted on our state. We must send President Trump back to the White House to continue this fight on behalf of Michigan workers.”   President Trump’s USMCA trade deal has seen Michigan exports to Mexico and Canada grow to make up 61% of our state's total exports. It is estimated that President Trump’s USMCA agreement will add up to 588,000 jobs in Michigan and across the county. More >

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Cox Statement on Terri Lynn Land WSU Nomination

LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land’s acceptance of the Michigan Republican Party’s nomination for the Wayne State Board of Governors.   Land’s nomination follows the disqualification of Diane Dunaskiss by the Michigan Secretary of State’s office, due to campaign finance issues from a previous campaign.   “Our party is incredibly fortunate to have a proven fighter like Terri Lynn Land ready to represent our Pro-American values on the Wayne State Board of Governors. With her long record of success, I am confident that Terri Lynn Land will not only be successful this November but will serve as an incredible advocate for the students of Wayne State University and the people of Michigan.” More >

Democrat Candidate for Congress accused of Domestic Abuse and Stalking

Dana Ferguson, candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 1st District has reportedly been accused of domestic abuse and stalking.   LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 — According to The Alpena News, Dana Ferguson, candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 1st District, has reportedly been accused of domestic abuse and stalking. Ferguson was arrested in May of 2011 after he physically assaulted his wife while she held their 9-year-old child. This is not the first time Ferguson has been accused of disturbing behavior, having previously served 12 months’ probation due to charges of stalking, in 2008.   “It is appalling to me that the Democrat Party would nominate a person for the U.S. Congress accused of domestic abuse and stalking.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Michigan Democrat Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes and Congresswomen Stevens, Slotkin, and Tlaib as well as all Michigan Democrats need to condemn the candidacy of Dana Ferguson immediately.”   Multiple documents have begun to surface confirming the validity of these accusations of domestic abuse and stalking.   More >

Cox Statement on Snyder Supporting Biden

LANSING, Mich., September 3, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding news that former Governor Rick Snyder will be supporting Joe Biden this November.   “Just like when he was fooled into supporting Obamacare expansion, Rick Snyder has been hoodwinked by Joe Biden and the Democrats into supporting an agenda that is bad for the people of Michigan. Thankfully, just as he did in 2016, President Trump will win Michigan without Rick Snyder’s help.” More >

Gary Peters And The Michigan Democrat Party Are All In for Medicare For All

The MDP endorsed single payer health care on Saturday, after Peters previously told party activists America must move to MFA   LANSING, Mich., September 2, 2020 – Gary Peters’ Michigan Democrat Party made it official: Medicare For All will be the law of the land if Peters gets back to the U.S. Senate.   During the Michigan Democrats’ convention on Saturday, Peters’ party voted in support of the “immediate implementation of single-payer health care.”     That means Americans would face a government run health system, the elimination of private health insurance and, of course, higher taxes.   Gary Peters is in lockstep with his party on shifting America to Medicare For All.    Peters was caught on video in a 2018 meeting telling members of the Michigan Democrat Party who supported MFA that, “Sir, I agree, and we have to go where you’re going. I agree.”   “I don't disagree at all that the path forward is where you're going to have ‘Medicare for All’ down the road. That's probably where we're gonna go.” (Gary Peters Town Hall, 6/01/18)   “Well, sir, I agree. And, we have to go to where you're going.” (Gary Peters Town Hall, 6/01/18)   “I’m not disagreeing with you. I'm not disagreeing with you at all, it’s that we have to get a path to get to that place” (Gary Peters Town Hall, 6/01/18)   “The bottom line is that Gary Peters and the Michigan Democrats want to cancel your private health insurance and... More >

Joe Biden’s Support for NAFTA Destroyed Michigan Jobs

Joe Biden played an instrumental role in enacting the job-killing NAFTA deal, which led to the destruction of hundreds of thousands of American jobs   LANSING, Mich., September 2, 2020 — According to the Economic Policy Institute, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was supported by then Senator Joe Biden, saw the destruction of at least 850,000 American jobs - many of them here in Michigan. As hard-working Americans gather to celebrate the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, Joe Biden’s support of NAFTA and other destructive trade agreements is sure to be a topic of conversation around the state.   “Joe Biden carries no credibility with Michigan workers, his support of NAFTA destroyed Michigan jobs, destroyed Michigan communities, and destroyed the lives of thousands of Michiganders,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “We are lucky to have President Trump in office fighting for Michigan workers, and undoing the destruction that Biden and the Washington elite inflicted on our state. We must send President Trump back to the White House to continue this fight on behalf of Michigan workers.”   President Trump’s USMCA trade deal has seen Michigan exports to Mexico and Canada grow to make up 61% of our state's total exports. It is estimated that President Trump’s USMCA agreement will add up to 588,000 jobs in Michigan and across the county. More >

Peters Corrupts Taxpayer-Funded Annual Event For His Reelection Campaign

After hijacking the federal #RideMI event for his reelection, it is time for Peters to show the receipts— and refund Michigan families   LANSING, Mich., September 1, 2020 – U.S. Senator Gary Peters has corrupted an annual taxpayer-funded motorcycle tour to benefit his reelection campaign and should not only show Michigan taxpayers the receipts, but also send them a refund for all of the money he previously wasted on the now tainted event.      Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox says Peters should release a detailed description of all public resources used from 2016 – 2019 to create the annual “#RideMI”event that Peters has this week hijacked and turned into a tool for his reelection.   Using taxpayer funding, Peters first created, branded and operated a multi-day, cross-state motorcycle tour called #RideMI in 2016. The tour also took place in 2017, 2018 and 2019, during which he pursued and obtained large amounts of media coverage for himself.                                                      Click on examples of #RideMI self-promotional efforts paid for by Peters’ official office.     At Peters’ direction, his official taxpayer-funded office built up branding for the annual “#RideMI” event and used office resources to plan, organize, publicize and operate the tours. In other words, #RideMI is an annual event created by and controlled by his official office.   Peters described the annual #RideMI federal government... More >

Whitmer’s Task Force Refutes Her Deadly Nursing Home Policy

In a report obtained by the Detroit News, Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s task force has recommended ceasing her deadly nursing home policy.   LANSING, Mich., September 1, 2020— According to reporting in the Detroit News, a task force appointed by Governor Whitmer has refuted the deadly nursing home policy that the governor has received immense criticism for. The task force recommended that Governor Whitmer “seek to limit the sending of COVID-19 positive individuals to nursing homes”, a direct challenge to the policy that Governor Whitmer has so vehemently defended.    “Governor Whitmer now stands alone in her defense of this deadly policy which has needlessly taken the lives of so many of our state’s seniors.” Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox said today, “I only wish that instead of playing politics, Governor Whitmer had listened to bipartisan calls across the country to scrap this illogical policy, which would have certainly saved countless lives.”   It is unclear if the governor will follow the recommendations of her task force, but what is clear is that this recommendation comes too late for the families who have lost loved ones to this reckless policy. More >

ICYMI: Nessel’s Praise of Hitler Just Scratches the Surface

Michigan’s Attorney General Has History of False and Insensitive Statements   LANSING, Mich., August 31, 2020— In case you missed it, Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly praised Adolf Hitler at the Michigan Democrat Nominating Convention. According to Gongwer reporter Jordyn Hermani, in a deranged rant against President Trump, Nessel stated that, “Hitler, by all accounts, could read and write… and he also was brave enough to serve in his nation’s military.”     This is not the first time Nessel has received criticism for her comments. Here are some examples of Nessel’s inappropriate comments: Nessel’s campaign TV ad: “Who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting? Is it the candidate who doesn’t have a penis? I’d say so.” [VIDEO: Dana Nessel for Attorney General, 12/20/17]   Nessel in regards to the Catholic Abuse Scandal: "If an investigator comes to your door and asks to speak with you, please ask to see their badge and not their rosary," Nessel said. "And here's why that matters. Because many churches and diocese appear to be self-policing and encouraging parishioners to report abuse to them so they can conduct their own internal investigations. We've heard many stories from victims who have been encouraged to take settlements and sign NDAs or nondisclosure agreements. And victims may believe that they cannot or should not report abuse to us because the church is going to handle it and simply put, that's just not true. Firstly, if you signed an NDA,... More >

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Gary Peters For Using Official Office Motorcycle Tour In Scheme To Save His Job

Peters used his government-funded motorcycle tour last year to boost his campaign, once again benefiting himself at taxpayer expense   LANSING, Mich., August 31, 2020—The Michigan Republican Party today filed a formal ethics complaint against Gary Peters with the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics. The complaint requests that Peters be investigated for using official office, taxpayer-funded resources to boost his reelection campaign related to his annual motorcycle tours.   Senate ethics rules prohibiting the use of official resources for campaign activities appear to have been violated when Peters’ campaign committee used footage from a 2019 motorcycle tour that was paid for by his U.S. Senate official office.   The ethics rules were violated again when a non-profit organization appeared to have used the same footage for its advertising boosting Peters.   August 2019: Peters’ U.S. Senate office paid for an extensive statewide motorcycle tour, which included his official office issuing daily press releases, social media posts and video footage of Peters posing with and riding his motorcycle.   September 2019: Peters’ campaign committee, Peters for Michigan, posted what appears to be U.S. Senate-funded footage on its own website under a section entitled, “What Michiganders Need to Know”.   December 2019: VoteVets Action Fund, a 501(c)(4), released an advertisement that appears to use the same footage that originated from the Peters for Michigan campaign website.   Additionally, during the government-funded August 2019 motorcycle tour, Peters made a stop at what appears to be a campaign-related event, and his campaign... More >

Benson’s Latest Push For All Mail Voting

The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the announcement by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that she will send a mass mailing of postcards encouraging nearly 4.4 million voters to vote from home. The project will cost $1.4 million with an additional $2 million to provide localities with pre-paid postage for return envelopes. “Yesterday’s announcement is simply the latest move by Jocelyn Benson to move Michigan to an all-mail voting system. Yet again, Benson will be picking and choosing who receives these postcards, and what localities will get ‘free’ return postage. If that doesn’t sound like a recipe for picking voters based on partisan advantage, I don’t know what does.” More >

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