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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

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    by Republican Michigander on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 10:07:35 AM EST
    I don't know much about 6th District. It doesn't sound good there. What I do know is that district committees run the gambit from well run to a giant cluster. What surprised me was that there was such a fight for Secretary. Usually that and treasurer don't get the fights. Chair and at large committee spots do.

    8th was well run. We had rules out and emailed out to a lot of our folks, printed out, and approved. Officers were picked unanimously (No challenges - that was decided awhile back). Counties were split into caucuses for at large for the remaining spots for state committee (Oakland had only contest) and at large district committee. Oakland and Livingston had caucuses there. We went with paper ballot for our remaining six (State committee was unopposed in my county, and chairs are automatic to district - leaving 6 spots)and had neutral tellers. Livingston has a strong tea party, and had two tea party leaders who won without any controversy.

    """The fact that Robert Schostak has allowed districts operate this way under his watch shows he is part of it, and why I didn't support him, among other reasons.""

    Schostak has no say in that matter. That's district, not state. I doubt he follows what some district committee does outside of possibly his own. District parties are their own committees with their own structure, own bank accounts and campaign finance filings. I'm treasurer of 8th. Who's in charge of the money there? Me. Not Schostak.

    Now, I think the big difference between my area and some areas out west are the tactics of the tea parties. There isn't a lot of hostility to local tea parties here (Can't speak for elsewhere). There isn't hostility to RLC (I was a past member) as long as the R part is there. There IS a lot of hostility to C4L and that is due to the Gary Johnson (or nobody but Paul) campaign from some of their supporters. Compounding that, at least in Livingston - many of the C4L precinct delegates ran for office as Capital L Libertarians against us (which obviously burned any bridges remaining), and another precinct delegate is the head of the local or state LP. That is a big source of the hostility that goes and keeps a lot of the more conservative members of the establishment from not supporting members of what you call the "liberty coalition." Running in primaries is one thing. Running in generals against republicans is a whole other matter. Might as well be a dem at that point.

    Somebody probably said it best and I differentiate between Ron Paul Republicans (that don't defect to Johnson) and the Johnson types. Ron Paul supporting Republicans - who are republicans - have been some of the first to volunteer. Two of them got on our executive committee which has a strong anti-LP view right now. They got on because they worked. Gary Johnson people aren't Republicans, and demand all the power in the Republican party.  

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