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Gillibrand and O’Rourke Race to the Radical Left! LANSING, Mich., March 18, 2019 – Today, Democrat Presidential Candidates Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke used their Michigan campaign stops to appeal to the most radical elements of the Democrat party. In a desperate attempt to court progressives and socialists, the candidates each made a laundry list of promises including the public financing of campaigns, government-run healthcare, free college, and the passage of the budget-busting Green New Deal. There was no indication on how either would pay for their plans, but the cost for the Green New Deal alone has been estimated at $93 trillion over ten years or $600,000 per American family.  In an MSNBC town hall in Auburn Hills, Gillibrand reportedly told the audience, “we should be brave enough to fight for Medicare for all. We should be brave enough to fight for a Green New Deal,” despite the fact that the Green New Deal would hit Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural industries especially hard. O’Rourke has previously said that, “the future of the world” depends on the $93 trillion boondoggle. In line with the Democrats race to the left, video surfaced today of Gillibrand saying that firearms manufacturers, “want to sell an assault rifle to a teenager in a Walmart.” Previously, Gillibrand supported 2nd amendment rights.  “Today, Gillibrand and O’Rourke engaged in a game of progressive one-upmanship, promising money our nation doesn’t have, on government takeovers it doesn’t need.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “If the socialist plans being... More >

Democrat Circus Comes to MichiganGas Tax Gretchen Meets Green Deal Gillibrand While Beto Stumps in Southeast MI LANSING, Mich., March 18, 2019 –  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox on today’s Presidential campaign visits by Green New Deal supporters Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Gillibrand will appear with Governor Gretchen Whitmer, while O’Rourke’s will be campaigning in southeastern Michigan. “Today, the Democrat Presidential circus is coming to Michigan and bringing with it two of its biggest clowns. However, there is nothing funny about Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke’s support for the Green New Deal. This $93 trillion disaster would deal a fatal blow to Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural sectors, and destroy Michigan’s middle class. The Green New Deal, along with “Gas Tax Gretchen’s” 45-Cent fuel tax fiasco, is further proof that the Democrat Party’s only solution is for Michiganders to pay more.”    More >

LANSING, Mich., March 15, 2019 –  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding President Trump’s upcoming rally in Grand Rapids. The rally will be held at Van Andel Arena on March 28th at 7 pm. Tickets can be acquired by clicking here. “I am thrilled that President Trump is coming to Michigan. Under his leadership, Michigan families have seen their incomes go up and taxes go down, and our state is winning again. This visit is proof that the President is making Michigan a priority in 2020, and the Michigan Republican Party will do everything in our power to deliver our state’s 16 electoral votes to his reelection.”  More >

Nessel Turns Back on Michigan Farmers LANSING, Mich., March 15, 2019 –  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Attorney General Dana Nessel’s decision to withdraw Michigan from a Multi-State lawsuit filed against over-burdensome EPA regulations. The regulations were opposed by Nessel’s Republican predecessor due to the adverse effects they will have on Michigan farmers. “Attorney General Dana Nessel’s decision to withdraw Michigan from the lawsuit seeking to limit federal overregulation, under the Waters of the United States rules, threatens our state’s second leading industry, and is a slap in the face to Michigan farmers. Nessel hides behind the cloak of the Great Lakes, but this lawsuit isn’t about the Great Lakes.  This lawsuit was designed to stop environmental extremists from regulating every mud puddle, on every farm in the state, which would drive up the cost to farm, eliminate jobs and raise food prices for everyone in our state.  This is Nessel’s own ‘Green New Deal’ for Michigan, and it is just as much a disaster as the one put forward by environmental extremists in Washington.” More >

Whitmer Backtracks Will Cost Rural Communities Jobs LANSING, Mich., March 13, 2019 – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has halted the construction of a new $115 Million psychiatric facility in Caro. That facility would have replaced the current hospital which has been operating since 1914, and is the second largest employer in Tuscola county with 300 employees. The hospital, which is just one of five state psychiatric hospitals, serves over 150 patients and their families. The replacement plan had been previously approved by the legislature and Governor Snyder in 2017. The Governor's office had no immediate comment on her actions that could kill hundreds of jobs. Republicans in the State legislature are looking into the legality of Whitmer’s actions, as the new hospital and its site location were drafted into last session’s state budget. This action comes just weeks after Governor Whitmer overturned a different existing agreement that will have a devastating impact on another Michigan community. In February, Governor Whitmer torpedoed the sale of the former Deerfield Correctional Center to Immigration Centers of America--a move that will cost Ionia County 250 jobs. "Yet again, Governor Whitmer is draining the economic lifeblood out of a rural Michigan Community,” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Chairman. "Governor Whitmer campaigned on better jobs for Michigan families. Apparently, that promise doesn’t apply if you live in rural counties like Tuscola or Ionia. My heart goes out to the families and communities that will be affected by the Governor’s reckless backtrack on these existing agreements.” More >

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Gillibrand and O’Rourke Race to the Radical Left! LANSING, Mich., March 18, 2019 – Today, Democrat Presidential Candidates Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke used their Michigan campaign stops to appeal to the most radical elements of the Democrat party. In a desperate attempt to court progressives and socialists, the candidates each made a laundry list of promises including the public financing of campaigns, government-run healthcare, free college, and the passage of the budget-busting Green New Deal. There was no indication on how either would pay for their plans, but the cost for the Green New Deal alone has been estimated at $93 trillion over ten years or $600,000 per American family.  In an MSNBC town hall in Auburn Hills, Gillibrand reportedly told the audience, “we should be brave enough to fight for Medicare for all. We should be brave enough to fight for a Green New Deal,” despite the fact that the Green New Deal would hit Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural industries especially hard. O’Rourke has previously said that, “the future of the world” depends on the $93 trillion boondoggle. In line with the Democrats race to the left, video surfaced today of Gillibrand saying that firearms manufacturers, “want to sell an assault rifle to a teenager in a Walmart.” Previously, Gillibrand supported 2nd amendment rights.  “Today, Gillibrand and O’Rourke engaged in a game of progressive one-upmanship, promising money our nation doesn’t have, on government takeovers it doesn’t need.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “If the socialist plans being... More >

Democrat Circus Comes to MichiganGas Tax Gretchen Meets Green Deal Gillibrand While Beto Stumps in Southeast MI LANSING, Mich., March 18, 2019 –  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox on today’s Presidential campaign visits by Green New Deal supporters Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Gillibrand will appear with Governor Gretchen Whitmer, while O’Rourke’s will be campaigning in southeastern Michigan. “Today, the Democrat Presidential circus is coming to Michigan and bringing with it two of its biggest clowns. However, there is nothing funny about Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke’s support for the Green New Deal. This $93 trillion disaster would deal a fatal blow to Michigan’s manufacturing and agricultural sectors, and destroy Michigan’s middle class. The Green New Deal, along with “Gas Tax Gretchen’s” 45-Cent fuel tax fiasco, is further proof that the Democrat Party’s only solution is for Michiganders to pay more.”    More >

LANSING, Mich., March 15, 2019 –  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding President Trump’s upcoming rally in Grand Rapids. The rally will be held at Van Andel Arena on March 28th at 7 pm. Tickets can be acquired by clicking here. “I am thrilled that President Trump is coming to Michigan. Under his leadership, Michigan families have seen their incomes go up and taxes go down, and our state is winning again. This visit is proof that the President is making Michigan a priority in 2020, and the Michigan Republican Party will do everything in our power to deliver our state’s 16 electoral votes to his reelection.”  More >

Nessel Turns Back on Michigan Farmers LANSING, Mich., March 15, 2019 –  The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Attorney General Dana Nessel’s decision to withdraw Michigan from a Multi-State lawsuit filed against over-burdensome EPA regulations. The regulations were opposed by Nessel’s Republican predecessor due to the adverse effects they will have on Michigan farmers. “Attorney General Dana Nessel’s decision to withdraw Michigan from the lawsuit seeking to limit federal overregulation, under the Waters of the United States rules, threatens our state’s second leading industry, and is a slap in the face to Michigan farmers. Nessel hides behind the cloak of the Great Lakes, but this lawsuit isn’t about the Great Lakes.  This lawsuit was designed to stop environmental extremists from regulating every mud puddle, on every farm in the state, which would drive up the cost to farm, eliminate jobs and raise food prices for everyone in our state.  This is Nessel’s own ‘Green New Deal’ for Michigan, and it is just as much a disaster as the one put forward by environmental extremists in Washington.” More >

Whitmer Backtracks Will Cost Rural Communities Jobs LANSING, Mich., March 13, 2019 – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has halted the construction of a new $115 Million psychiatric facility in Caro. That facility would have replaced the current hospital which has been operating since 1914, and is the second largest employer in Tuscola county with 300 employees. The hospital, which is just one of five state psychiatric hospitals, serves over 150 patients and their families. The replacement plan had been previously approved by the legislature and Governor Snyder in 2017. The Governor's office had no immediate comment on her actions that could kill hundreds of jobs. Republicans in the State legislature are looking into the legality of Whitmer’s actions, as the new hospital and its site location were drafted into last session’s state budget. This action comes just weeks after Governor Whitmer overturned a different existing agreement that will have a devastating impact on another Michigan community. In February, Governor Whitmer torpedoed the sale of the former Deerfield Correctional Center to Immigration Centers of America--a move that will cost Ionia County 250 jobs. "Yet again, Governor Whitmer is draining the economic lifeblood out of a rural Michigan Community,” said Laura Cox Michigan Republican Chairman. "Governor Whitmer campaigned on better jobs for Michigan families. Apparently, that promise doesn’t apply if you live in rural counties like Tuscola or Ionia. My heart goes out to the families and communities that will be affected by the Governor’s reckless backtrack on these existing agreements.” More >

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