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Tag: Eileen McNeil (Outreach)
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
You may remember the interview series that I did on several candidates for various Michigan Republican Party Vice Chair seats during the run-up to the January 2011 State Convention. These positions were viewed as a big deal, as was the reality that every single one of them was a contested seat. These six people were to be the movers and shakers of the state party during the run-up to the 2012 election cycle. Their mission was to be the field generals who would build on the successes of the 2010 elections, and mold a juggernaut that would flip Michigan's Class 1 Senate seat, flip Michigan's Electoral College delegation, flip a vacant Supreme Court seat, equalize our party's presence on all four public education boards, potentially flip at least one congressional seat, and likely expand our existing majority in the state legislature.
Yeah, that didn't work so well. Although, to be perfectly fair, it's a tad difficult to hang the Election Day failures on the vice chairs, because that would assume that the state party chair was employing them as intended in the first place.
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