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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

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    This is a bit unfair (none / 0) (#7)
    by Conservative First on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 03:03:02 PM EST
    I don't think it is fair to blame a party chairman for all the election returns.  The primary blame goes to the national environment, then the individual candidates, then the party and other outside groups.  The state party chairman has no control of state demographics, virtually no control of the national environment, and very limited influence on candidate selection.

    Evaluation of the election results needs to consider historical trends.  The last time a Republican Presidential nominee won Michigan was 1988.

    The last time Michigan elected a Republican senator was in the 1994 midterm, when Spence Abraham won an open seat in a Republican wave.  The last time before that was Robert Griffin's reelection in 1972.  The last time a Republican defeated an incumbent democrat senator was 1952, when moderate Charles Potter beat appointee Blair Moody.  The last time a Republican beat a democrat who had been elected to his seat was in 1942 when Homer Ferguson beat Prentiss Brown. These are the only times since 1900 that a Republican has beat an incumbent democrat for a US senate seat in Michigan.

    In 2008, MIGOP won no statewide offices.  In 2004, we won only two partisan statewide offices.  Presidential years are tough for Michigan Republicans, while midterms are much better.  Compared to past results, the 2012 results weren't all that terrible.

    I don't have answers to your questions on fundraising, technology, and advertising.  Those questions are legitimate and I agree that Mr. Schostak needs to answer them before the state convention.

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