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    iCaucus of Michigan Endorsements in the MIGOP State Convention

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 12:03:50 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan Republican Party, MIGOP State Convention 7-8 September 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, Jeff Sakwa, Anne Norlander, Michigan State Board of Education, Todd Courser, Melanie Kurdys, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Dr. Rob Steele, Dan Horning, Michigan Supreme Court, Jane Markey (all tags)

    As I mentioned a little over a week ago, the iCaucus of Michigan went through the endorsement process for most of the candidates in the contested races at the Michigan Republican Party State Convention coming up next weekend.  Invitations were sent out, questionnaires were completed, interviews were conducted, and endorsement votes were cast.  The results, and the press release, follow the break.

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    iCaucus of Michigan and the September 2012 MIGOP State Convention

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 12:02:05 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan Republican Party, MIGOP State Convention 7-8 September 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, Melanie Foster, Anne Norlander, Jeff Sakwa, Michigan State Board of Education, Todd Courser, Nancy Danhoff, Melanie Kurdys, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Dan Horning, Bill Kauffman, Dr. Rob Steele, Amb. Ron Weiser, Michigan Supreme Court, Colleen O'Brien, Jane Markey, Wayne State University Board of Governors, Justice Steven Markman, Justice Brian Zahra (all tags)

    As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the iCaucus of Michigan is going to be endorsing in the contested races at the Michigan Republican Party September State Convention.  Invitations were sent out, questionnaires were completed, interviews were conducted, and the caucus period is now open, with the vote window opening up on Monday.  Details are after the break.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    BREAKING: Independence Caucus Endorsement for Michigan S.O.S.

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 25, 2010 at 06:58:06 PM EST
    Tags: Independence Caucus, grassroots activists, Spanish Inquisition, Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, Ruth Johnson, Anne Norlander (all tags)

    Most member organizations of the Michigan Tea Party Alliance are structured as 527 groups.  This means that they're not allowed to directly advocate the election or defeat of any candidate for elective office, only to operate on behalf of issue advocacy and voter mobilization.  However, the tea party coalitions in several states (including in Michigan) operate in strategic partnership with an organization set up specifically as a Political Action Committee.  This organization concerns itself with candidate screening, endorsement, and advocacy, with a specific focus on constitutional loyalty and grassroots activism, and on integrity over money.

    The Independence Caucus is not a political party, nor is it affiliated with any political party.  It is the anti-incumbent, non-affiliated group of concerned citizens devoted to electing candidates truly committed to constitutional loyalty and fiscal responsibility, regardless of party.  The goal is the election of such candidates to not less than 40% of the seats in the House and the Senate in 2010 . . . and in each following election year.  It is a not-for-profit organization of concerned citizens from all walks who recognize the responsibility to act now to protect future generations of this nation from the disastrous consequences of our unfathomable deficits and debts, and exists to teach us how to govern our country as citizens, and to provide the practical tools and resources to actually make it happen.

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    SOS and AG races?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 10:03:02 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, AG, SOS, Campaigns, Delegates, Republicans, Democrats, Ruth Johnson, Cameron Brown, Jocelyn Benson, Anne Norlander (all tags)

    I am in the unusual position of being on a ballot twice.  I had filled out the paperwork for a delegate spot, and the last minute decision to run for county commission doubled my exposure..

    And I have found that running for delegate is like putting on a perfume that attracts a certain species of politico.  All of a sudden, mailings from prospective SOS, and AG candidates appear, and special surveys for delegates become a part of the daily calls coming in.

    And I was never one of the popular kids in school.

    I have to say, the ability to cast a vote for a strong Attorney General Candidate as well as the Secretary of State to go forward and face the choice of the Dems is quite a special deal.  At least the attention paid to those who might would suggest it is.

    And they are right.

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    By apackof2, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 11:41:15 AM EST
    Tags: 2010, ACORN, attorney general, incumbent, ballot, Michigan Campaign Central, county meeting, Cameron Brown, Anne Norlander, congressional district, current events, Democrat, elections, Michelle McMannus, Michigan, michigan governor race, Mike Bishop, Mike Bouchard, Mike Cox, Mike Rogers, out of control spending, Paul Scott, Pete Hoesktra, politics, progressives, Republican, Senate, tea party 2009, grassrootsinmichigan Bill Schuette, Tom George, Dillion, Granholm, election 2010, precinct delegate, campaign (all tags)

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    Recapping MRP 2009 State Convention: Day 2

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 11:43:28 AM EST
    Tags: MRP, State Convention, Mike Cox, Anne Norlander, Mark Ouimet, Mike Bouchard, Ron Weiser (all tags)

    Before I say anything else I want to give big ups to the staff at the Michigan Republican Party.  Preparation for a convention like this takes, literally, thousands of total man hours and when the event actually starts many of them will work 48 hours straight.  No breaks.  No sleep.  

    These guys don't get enough credit, mostly because they make it look so easy.  And while we're at it, a big thanks to Saul Anuzis who today wrapped up his tenure as Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.

    Today's activities started with a half dozen different breakfast events at the Radisson and the Lansing Center.  SoS candidates Anne Norlander and Michelle McManus played the role of host while Gubernatorial candidate and current AG Mike Cox spent time hanging out with Oakland County Republicans at their own giant breakfast.  

    The biggest theme, though, at breakfasts and the general session... the special election in the 19th Senate District.  Mark Schauer's record of voting for job-killing tax hikes and putting partisan, far-left political interests ahead of his constituents would have made him vulnerable if he HADN'T broken his promise and left the District for DC.  

    Unfortunately for both 19th District moms and dads and the Democratic candidates themselves, Mike Simpson and Marty Griffin have voting records exactly like Schauer's.  This is a pick-up opportunity, folks.  A GOP pick-up opportunity that is going to draw huge national attention.  In Michigan.  

    Read on for additional coverage and a few hot new rumors...

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    RM Exclusive: SoS candidate Anne Norlander on voter ID, no reason absentee ballots

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 01:15:40 PM EST
    Tags: Anne Norlander, Secretary of State, 2010, no reason AB, Mark Schauer, Terri Lynn Land (all tags)

    Big week this week for interviews with one today and two more on the horizon.

    Stay tuned Wednesday for the first interview in the state (so to speak) with the third Republican to jump into the Secretary of State's race.  We'll also be restarting our weekly segment featuring sit-downs with GOP lawmakers to explore their passions, legislative efforts and experiences at the state Capitol.  But first, today, we've got a second segment with the first SoS candidate to enter the race, Calhoun County Clerk and Register of Deeds Anne Norlander.

    We first caught up with Anne a little more than a month ago today.  Several weeks later in our discussion with Senator Michelle McManus we tackled a few very specific, very important issues that we hadn't broached with Anne so I wanted to go back and make sure we got a sense of where both candidates stood.

    So without further ado...

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