Michigan Republican Party nominees to statewide races were selected today.
The State wide races were the primary reason for the convention, but Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and others also spoke during Friday Night caucuses as well as on Saturday about the entire ticket “from top to bottom” as being critical for all republican seat wins. The current RINO squish Rick Snyder has yet to endorse the nominee, but has at least stopped short of endorsing the criminal Hillary Clinton as did his ideological mentor Bill Milliken.
The slate of GOP nominees selected in the full convention include:
For State Board of Education it was Tom McMillin and Nicolette Snyder If signs won races, it might have been a different outcome (Bill Runco signs outnumbered all), but McMillin’s legislative history likely carried his nod. Snyder, an energetic new face in the party may have surprised many by being the 2nd nominee.
Michigan Supreme Court incumbents David Viviano and Joan Larsen were nominated unanimously by the convention. Viviano was appointed by Snyder to fill the vacancy created by disgraced Diane Hathaway’s resignation. Larsen was another appointment by Snyder to fill the vacancy created by Mary Beth Kelly’s retirement in 2015.
The Wayne State University Board of Governors nominees were Michael Busuito and Kim Shmina, who ran as a team (or slate) for the two spots available.
The Michigan State University Board of Trustees nominees are William Deary and Dan Kelly.
University of Michigan Board of Regents nominees are Carl Meyers and Ron Weiser.
Aside from the nominations, convention goers were treated to a keynote by John Bolton who correctly noted that Hillary Clinton would make the U.S. “more vulnerable to threats all around the world” if if she were elected president.
Pictures below are a few selections from the convention.