A quick heads up on this weekend's Mackinac Island activities.
“Together We Rise” was this year’s event theme, and the invited speakers were phenomenal. Speaking over the weekend to the Michigan Republicans was Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky, Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, Former U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, and U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
The Grand Hotel on the island was the setting for this year’s event (as well as all before), with several panels and opportunities to socialize.
Coming away from the conference a few questions remain on what we might see on a couple of major races. As yet (unless I missed something), lt Governor Brian Calley has not yet declared his candidacy for Governor, and the lack of organizational element present on the island suggests he probably will not. Likewise the question of whether the US Senate race will also include U.S. representative Fred Upton is unanswered.
the latter item may well have been answered with the new design of his political paraphernalia, showing no seat designation, and including the state as a whole, instead of a district. Upton had people on the ground and his own rally, something not usually seen for a simple win congressional re-election campaign.
I have over a thousand pictures to process, and will get back to this as soon as I can.