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From candidates to constituents, the Michigan Democrat Endorsement Convention this past weekend was full of "Liberal Logic." Below are just a few of our favorite moments. If this convention taught us anything, it's that we can't afford to take a Michigan left in November! Donate today and join our fight to keep Michigan red!   - Whitmer On Special Interests - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer should probably steer away from statements concerning loyalty to special interest groups. The irony of her message is that she said in it a speech to the Labor Caucus — a group to which she is very much beholden. We understand why she wants to mask her establishment Democrat roots, she’s just not doing a very good job of it.   - Hypocrisy On Voter I.D. - At their most recent endorsement convention, the Michigan Democratic Party required each participant to show ID to get their credentials. It begs the question: Why don’t they have the same standard of security for every Michigander at the ballot box?   - Friendly Fire Obstruction -   United they stand? From Congress to the streets, “obstruction” is a platform all Democrats believe in – even if it means blocking fellow party members. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed must really be out of genuine ideas if his plan is to simply obstruct his opponents – literally.   - A Questionable Ad -   We can’t get over this ad. Under Mark Brewer’s leadership from 1995 - 2013,... More >

While the Michigan Democrats’ progressive narrative continues to race to the radical left, the vast majority of their constituents are left without a voice. Michiganders deserve a party that prioritizes results through the empowerment of all individuals. The Michigan Republican Party is a big tent. To all Democrats in Michigan who are feeling left behind by their party we say: give us a chance and we will give you a choice. Democratic endorsement convention reveals divide between progressives, African Americans Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 4/19/2018 In every Michigan gubernatorial election cycle in the last 48 years, except for one, an African American has been nominated for one of the top three slots on the Democratic ticket. But that streak ended Sunday when Democrats endorsed two white women for two of the top three slots — Plymouth attorney Dana Nessel for attorney general and former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state. And the leading contender for governor, in polls and endorsements, is former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing, who is also white. The convention left many African Americans disheartened and wondering about their participation in this year’s election and their future in the party, especially since Pat Miles, an African American, Harvard University-educated lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the western district of Michigan, was also competing for the state attorney general’s slot. “Dana out-organized and out-campaigned Pat Miles and his folks, but it’s also obvious that it seemed to be... More >

As written before, this weekend’s “endorsement convention” was nothing more than a political stunt the Michigan Democrats used to hand pick and rig the system in favor of the party’s preferred candidates. MDP strong-armed the candidates into pledging not to continue to campaign and adhere to the choice made at this “endorsement convention.” Dillon went as far as threatening to blacklist the “loser” amongst the Democrat elite should they choose to forego the non-binding decision made by rigged system. As reported in MIRS: “One Democratic insider tells MIRS that MDP Chair Brandon Dillon talked with both Nessel and Miles in an attempt to eliminate an effort from either side to pursue the AG nomination after this week's conclave if they are not successful Sunday. He reportedly explained to both of them that they needed to commit to a pledge not to continue their battle for the nomination at the August nominating convention, where the official nominee will be named. ‘There should be no sour grapes and no second chance,’ on this Dillon apparently strongly suggested to them both. He apparently explained the rules are the rules and no one should challenge them after the Sunday vote, the source told MIRS. He expects both campaigns to be aware of this and ‘not go back on your word’ and abide by the delegate decision. If one of the two decided to go rogue, it was suggested that ‘breaking your word’ could become a campaign issue and the party leaders would be reluctant... More >

Happy Tax Day! Today marks the last time you have to file under this horrible and antiquated system! Since the passing of the GOP Tax Bill in December, people all over Michigan have already seen astronomical rewards. The Democrats, however, plan to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Doing so would only take money out of middle-class family's pockets. Hard-working families should be able to determine how they spend their money, not the government. Through the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and numerous other pro-growth policies, Republicans are offering results, not resistance. Democrats want to take away YOUR money: Shri Thanedar, a Democrat candidate for Michigan Governor, called the GOP Tax Plan a “scam,” yet Michigan based companies such as Mill Steel Company, Fiat Chrysler, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Engineering, Consumers Energy and more have given their employees thousands of dollars in bonuses and increased pay. Senator Debbie Stabenow told her constituents that the GOP Tax Plan “…will hurt MI families by raising taxes on the middle class…” This claim is patently false. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act was designed for the middle class. It not only lowers taxes, but it has doubled the standard deduction, raised the child tax credit, and has stimulated several bonuses and pay raises for hard working Michigan families. Elissa Slotkin, candidate for U.S. House district 8, stated that the GOP Tax Plan only “…offers massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and corporations…” Yet according to the U.S.... More >

LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party is hosting two Republican gubernatorial primary debates and has confirmation from Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Senator Patrick Colbeck, Dr. Jim Hines, and Attorney General Bill Schuette.“We are excited to get our Republican candidates in front of Michigan voters so that they learn what we already know: our candidates are better for Michigan’s future than the Democrats,” said Michigan Republican Party Communications Director Sarah Anderson.The first debate will be on Wednesday, May 9 in Grand Rapids at WOOD TV studios. The second debate will occur on Thursday June 28 in Detroit at WDIV studios. Additional details will follow regarding times, media credentials, and ticketing. More >

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From candidates to constituents, the Michigan Democrat Endorsement Convention this past weekend was full of "Liberal Logic." Below are just a few of our favorite moments. If this convention taught us anything, it's that we can't afford to take a Michigan left in November! Donate today and join our fight to keep Michigan red!   - Whitmer On Special Interests - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer should probably steer away from statements concerning loyalty to special interest groups. The irony of her message is that she said in it a speech to the Labor Caucus — a group to which she is very much beholden. We understand why she wants to mask her establishment Democrat roots, she’s just not doing a very good job of it.   - Hypocrisy On Voter I.D. - At their most recent endorsement convention, the Michigan Democratic Party required each participant to show ID to get their credentials. It begs the question: Why don’t they have the same standard of security for every Michigander at the ballot box?   - Friendly Fire Obstruction -   United they stand? From Congress to the streets, “obstruction” is a platform all Democrats believe in – even if it means blocking fellow party members. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed must really be out of genuine ideas if his plan is to simply obstruct his opponents – literally.   - A Questionable Ad -   We can’t get over this ad. Under Mark Brewer’s leadership from 1995 - 2013,... More >

While the Michigan Democrats’ progressive narrative continues to race to the radical left, the vast majority of their constituents are left without a voice. Michiganders deserve a party that prioritizes results through the empowerment of all individuals. The Michigan Republican Party is a big tent. To all Democrats in Michigan who are feeling left behind by their party we say: give us a chance and we will give you a choice. Democratic endorsement convention reveals divide between progressives, African Americans Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 4/19/2018 In every Michigan gubernatorial election cycle in the last 48 years, except for one, an African American has been nominated for one of the top three slots on the Democratic ticket. But that streak ended Sunday when Democrats endorsed two white women for two of the top three slots — Plymouth attorney Dana Nessel for attorney general and former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state. And the leading contender for governor, in polls and endorsements, is former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing, who is also white. The convention left many African Americans disheartened and wondering about their participation in this year’s election and their future in the party, especially since Pat Miles, an African American, Harvard University-educated lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the western district of Michigan, was also competing for the state attorney general’s slot. “Dana out-organized and out-campaigned Pat Miles and his folks, but it’s also obvious that it seemed to be... More >

As written before, this weekend’s “endorsement convention” was nothing more than a political stunt the Michigan Democrats used to hand pick and rig the system in favor of the party’s preferred candidates. MDP strong-armed the candidates into pledging not to continue to campaign and adhere to the choice made at this “endorsement convention.” Dillon went as far as threatening to blacklist the “loser” amongst the Democrat elite should they choose to forego the non-binding decision made by rigged system. As reported in MIRS: “One Democratic insider tells MIRS that MDP Chair Brandon Dillon talked with both Nessel and Miles in an attempt to eliminate an effort from either side to pursue the AG nomination after this week's conclave if they are not successful Sunday. He reportedly explained to both of them that they needed to commit to a pledge not to continue their battle for the nomination at the August nominating convention, where the official nominee will be named. ‘There should be no sour grapes and no second chance,’ on this Dillon apparently strongly suggested to them both. He apparently explained the rules are the rules and no one should challenge them after the Sunday vote, the source told MIRS. He expects both campaigns to be aware of this and ‘not go back on your word’ and abide by the delegate decision. If one of the two decided to go rogue, it was suggested that ‘breaking your word’ could become a campaign issue and the party leaders would be reluctant... More >

Happy Tax Day! Today marks the last time you have to file under this horrible and antiquated system! Since the passing of the GOP Tax Bill in December, people all over Michigan have already seen astronomical rewards. The Democrats, however, plan to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Doing so would only take money out of middle-class family's pockets. Hard-working families should be able to determine how they spend their money, not the government. Through the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and numerous other pro-growth policies, Republicans are offering results, not resistance. Democrats want to take away YOUR money: Shri Thanedar, a Democrat candidate for Michigan Governor, called the GOP Tax Plan a “scam,” yet Michigan based companies such as Mill Steel Company, Fiat Chrysler, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Engineering, Consumers Energy and more have given their employees thousands of dollars in bonuses and increased pay. Senator Debbie Stabenow told her constituents that the GOP Tax Plan “…will hurt MI families by raising taxes on the middle class…” This claim is patently false. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act was designed for the middle class. It not only lowers taxes, but it has doubled the standard deduction, raised the child tax credit, and has stimulated several bonuses and pay raises for hard working Michigan families. Elissa Slotkin, candidate for U.S. House district 8, stated that the GOP Tax Plan only “…offers massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and corporations…” Yet according to the U.S.... More >

LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party is hosting two Republican gubernatorial primary debates and has confirmation from Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Senator Patrick Colbeck, Dr. Jim Hines, and Attorney General Bill Schuette.“We are excited to get our Republican candidates in front of Michigan voters so that they learn what we already know: our candidates are better for Michigan’s future than the Democrats,” said Michigan Republican Party Communications Director Sarah Anderson.The first debate will be on Wednesday, May 9 in Grand Rapids at WOOD TV studios. The second debate will occur on Thursday June 28 in Detroit at WDIV studios. Additional details will follow regarding times, media credentials, and ticketing. More >

                                                                                                 High Staff Turnover Continues to Plague Gretchen Whitmer’s Struggling CampaignLANSING, Mich., March 27, 2018 – High staff turnover continues to plague Democrat Gretchen Whitmer’s struggling gubernatorial campaign in Michigan. POLITICO reported Tuesday that Whitmer has just hired her third campaign manager in less than 6 months, which comes just after Whitmer’s campaign was forced to also replace its main spokesperson. Whitmer’s constant staff turnover only adds to her recent challenges, with establishment Democrats and labor unions offering her only reluctant support after spending months actively recruiting alternative candidates to no avail. With only months to go until Michigan Democrats choose their gubernatorial nominee, Whitmer continues to stumble toward the finish line, giving her party plenty of cause for concern for the general election.POLITICO reports:“Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has hired Eric Goldman as her new campaign manager for her Michigan gubernatorial bid, Whitmer's campaign confirmed today…This is Whitmer's third campaign manager…While she's retained front-runner status through the entirety of the Democratic primary for governor, Whitmer's campaign has seen its share of turnover. Besides cycling through multiple campaign managers, Whitmer has also replaced her lead spokesperson, Jen Eyer, with Annie Ellison, a well-regarded Democratic communications operative with roots in California politics.”“This constant turn over, and... More >

Lansing, MI – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser announced that the Michigan Republican Party is joining “Stop J-Street,” an effort to oppose Anti-Israel candidates across the country, including MI-08 candidate, Democrat Elissa Slotkin.   Elissa Slotkin has been endorsed by J-Street and the anti-Israel lobby and received thousands from J Street PAC, which has been criticized many as “anti-Israel.”  J Street backed the Iran Deal including funding a multimillion dollar television campaign in support, and bragged about spending millions of dollars to defend supporters of the Iran Deal. J Street PAC has vouched their support for Slotkin partially because of her role “in advocating for the passage of the Iran nuclear deal.” While at the Department of Defense, Slotkin played a key role in building support for the Iran Deal. Slotkin has publicly declared her support for the Iran Deal.  “The anti-Israel lobby and J Street are working with Nancy Pelosi and other extremists to knock off pro-Israel conservatives and replace them with candidates who support dangerous anti-Israel policies like the Iran Deal,” said Weiser. “Elissa Slotkin helped create the policies that created the Iran Deal and continuously underestimated the threat of ISIS. We must stop the radical agenda of J Street, Nancy Pelosi, and others who seekto place DC insiders like Elissa Slotkin in Congress to undermine the policies that keep this nation safe.” Slotkin has claimed she had a role in crafting the Iran Deal and has declared her support publicly. Slotkin has also been criticized for policies where she underestimated the threat of ISIS. Slotkin has... More >

LANSING, Mich., February 6, 2018 – Michigan Republican Party Deputy Chief of Staff Sarah Anderson called on the Michigan Democratic Party to ask Elissa Slotkin to get an eligibility review for her congressional run. It was discovered that Slotkin took her homestead deduction in September 2017 on the only home she owns—a residence in Washington DC that she purchased in 2007 and still owns. Slotkin took the DC homestead deduction despite registering to vote in Michigan in May 2017. Slotkin was required to inform DC in June 2017 about her Michigan registration but ignored it to take advantage of DC residency. “If Democrats are requiring Abdul El-Sayed to get an eligibility review for declaring 2 primary residences, they should ask Elissa Slotkin to get an eligibility review for pretending to have 2 primary residences,” said Anderson. “Slotkin took the DC homestead deduction on the DC home she owns. She did not disclose the DC home on her personal financial disclosure. Why is Elissa Slotkin hiding her DC home? It’s shady behavior like that which will make Michigan voters question the integrity of DC insider Elissa Sloktin.”According to DC Office of Tax and Revenue records, Slotkin bought her DC home in 2007 and took her homestead deduction in DC throughout 2017. DC law requires the homeowner to be a current DC resident to qualify for the homestead deduction. Elissa Slotkin still owns her DC home but did not disclose it on her personal financial disclosure. More >

Friend, In the very early hours of this morning, Senator Stabenow chose to put her party over her state and voted to shut down the federal government. This is unacceptable. More than 82,000 Michigan children lost their healthcare when Senator Debbie Stabenow refused to support a compromise spending bill which would have kept the federal government open. In addition to keeping the government operating, the bill included a six-year extension to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which provides healthcare for children whose families make less than double the federal poverty level. The procedural vote on the bill received a majority in the U.S. Senate, but Democrats, including Senator Stabenow, chose party politics and obstruction over people and the bill did not reach the 60 votes needed to go to a final vote. Call Senator Stabenow at (202) 224-4822 (DC Office), or (517) 203-1760 (Lansing) and demand that she puts Michigan first, and that the federal government gets back to work. More >

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