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By JGillman, Section News
We have a good slate for Michigan going forward.
The result of Saturday's Michigan Republican convention was very conservative, and very consistent with tea party and traditional values that have been notably lacking in recent years. Add to this a solid backing (almost purposefully noticeable) of candidate Kerry Bentivolio in the 11th district, and it should be clear that some folks are starting to pay attention to the grassroots. And those grassroots are now becoming more fully vested in the party, and changing from within.
Michigan Supreme Court Justice:
State Board of Education
U of M Regent
Wayne State University Board of Governors
The Michigan Supreme Court pick was an interesting one for a number of reasons. We have seen much of the criticism of either O'Brien or Markey on RightMichigan.com, and frankly it was undeserved. Both candidates represented a conservative rule of law perspective and the nomination of Colleen O'Brien should not disappoint anyone. I tried to refrain from affecting the discussion and was particularly neutral and trying to look at qualifications and overall perspective.
I carried that neutrality into the convention and had no reason to specifically support either candidate, and was not worried about the outcome other than a bit of a nasty back and forth with passed out literature left in the seats for attendees. There were good people I knew supporting either candidate. After listening to both candidates in caucus, re-looking at notes, talking to friends who supported either candidate, reviewing caseload, history, etc., my decision to support a single candidate started to develop. I even spent 20-25 minutes speaking with justice Stephen Markman.
Saturday Morning found me leaning Jane Markey.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
As I mentioned a little over a week ago, the iCaucus of Michigan went through the endorsement process for most of the candidates in the contested races at the Michigan Republican Party State Convention coming up next weekend. Invitations were sent out, questionnaires were completed, interviews were conducted, and endorsement votes were cast. The results, and the press release, follow the break.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the iCaucus of Michigan is going to be endorsing in the contested races at the Michigan Republican Party September State Convention. Invitations were sent out, questionnaires were completed, interviews were conducted, and the caucus period is now open, with the vote window opening up on Monday. Details are after the break.
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By JGillman, Section News
The MiGOP convention is coming soon.
Among the choices delegates will be making are for the Republican noninations for trustee positions sought at MSU, and Regent at U of M. In these two races, I have decided to support solid constitutionalists, and fighters for common sense. Getting the respective fiscal houses in order, concern over the cost of tuition increases caused by social engineering and subsidizing out of country students (for diversity) will be addressed by these folks. The constitution as a part of the curriculum also taken a little more seriously than it has been for too many years.
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