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    Tag: Bob Schostak

    Chairman race heats up

    By migopwatch, Section News
    Posted on Tue Nov 09, 2010 at 10:02:59 PM EST
    Tags: Bob Schostak (all tags)

    From my blog

    Word on the street has Nerd-in-Chief Rick Snyder getting involved in the race for Michigan Republican Party chairman. That's right, the governor-elect and titular head of the state party is planning to anoint his preference for the day-to-day leader.

    Insiders say he's like to pick another bandwagon Republican, someone who won't cater to the "partisan extremes" that divide Michigan. This rhetoric won him the governorship, but it won't win at a tea party-dominated Republican State Convention in February. Grassroots GOPers across Michigan want a real conservative. They tolerated Snyder after he picked conservative Brian Calley for lieutenant governor but they became inflamed when the governor named Tax-Hiker-in-Chief Andy Dillon to the state treasurership.

    Dillon is by no means a conservative. He is directly responsible for everything that is wrong with Michigan and his appointment sets up a potential '14 gubernatorial campaign, in which either Snyder could lose a heated Republican primary or face Dillon in a general election. Dillon could claim he tried his best to help the governor "reinvent Michigan," as the Snyder team likes to say, but the Republican extremes wouldn't help him. He could resign in protest over a conservative-dominated State House and State Senate's refusal to raise taxes. Of course, he could also take credit for the economic turnaround that could happen in the Snyder administration and then run against the governor, claiming Snyder took the credit but didn't actually do anything. This is a very serious threat. Snyder's appointment of a very partisan Democrat to such a high position in a Republican administration raises serious questions about his commitment to build the party and grow the Republican majority.

    That is why it's crucial a real conservative become chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. This party isn't the Michigan Independent Party. It isn't the Michigan Non-Partisan Party. It's the Michigan Republican Party and Republicans expect a real Republican, let alone a Reagan conservative, would be at the ship's helm.

    Snyder's likely pick? Bob Schostak. He's the rich businessman who's wooing the party establishment Judases who control the party apparatus. These folks only see money, which is something Schostak has a lot of. He's willing to buy influence at any level necessary to have power. Sure it's great to have a chairman who can raise money (who doesn't want to have money?), but it's not worth selling out the party and the conservative movement's core principles for a few pieces of silver.

    Schostak is the bandwagon Republican. For heaven's sake, he gave money to John Kerry and Al Gore. That should say enough about his alleged GOP credentials.

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    Schostak on the trail

    By migopwatch, Section News
    Posted on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 05:17:17 PM EST
    Tags: Bob Schostak (all tags)

    From my blog

    As we detailed last week, bandwagon Republican Bob Schostak is on the campaign trail. He's been spotted shaking hands, giving speeches, posing with volunteers, and now he's made a YouTube video.

    All this begs the question: Why? Actually it begs another question: Who the heck is the finance chair of the Michigan Republican Party to be stumping the way he is?

    Schostak's open campaigning is unprecedented.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Schostak on the campaign trail

    By migopwatch, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 10:15:39 PM EST
    Tags: Bob Schostak (all tags)

    From my blog http://migopwatch.wordpress.com/

    Bob Schostak's not so subtle campaigning for Michigan Republican Party chairman is virtually unprecedented. The election is still a week away and he's crisscrossing the state, attending tea party meetings, calling local activists, and meeting up with candidates in targeted races.

    His latest engagement is a major speaking engagement Thursday at the North Oakland Republican Club. It's tough to tell how many people will show up, but the group often attracts 150-200 die hard Republican grassroots activists, most of whom are precinct delegates. These are the sort of activists he must get on his team before the state convention in February. They're unfamiliar with Schostak, who is misusing his officialdom as state GOP finance chairman.

    Someone should ask Schostak why the heck the finance chairman is stumping for the party a few days before the election. Why isn't Ron Weiser, the party chairman, out there? Weiser has basically anointed Schostak as his successor. Rumor also has it that Weiser will resign after the election and clear the way for Schostak to become chairman in all but name.

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    Meet Bob Schostak, candidate for MIGOP chairman

    By migopwatch, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 03:38:19 PM EST
    Tags: Bob Schostak (all tags)

    From my blog http://migopwatch.wordpress.com/

    Meet Bob Schostak. He's the man openly campaigning for chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Seriously, it's no secret that he wants to be chairman.

    Many party-types also suspect he's the handpicked successor of Ron Weiser, the M.I.A. chairman. Weiser is getting a lot of attention for the money that's enabled the GOP to compete and perhaps even win back the State House and pick up several congressional seats that were unimaginable just a few months ago. But in reality, Weiser has done nothing as chairman. He isn't accessible to the grassroots, he won't give public speeches, and generally refuses to take on the Democrat Party under chairman Mark Brewer.

    The situation has become so bad that the Michigan Republican Party has turned to former chairman Saul Anuzis, now a national committee member, to provide the red meat commentary and quotes that the chairman should be providing in an election year. This of course delights Anuzis, who wants to be national committee chairman. Recall that he ran in 2009 against Michael Steele, who won and has been an utter failure as chairman.

    So what's the problem with Schostak? He's unknown to many outside the elite club of high dollar donors. On the flip side, he's getting out there and working the grassroots. In fact, he's done more in the last couple weeks in his campaign for chairman than Weiser has done in two years. Schostak's pages on Facebook and Twitter even claim he's knocking doors for candidates, though no photographic evidence has been produced. Schostak takes pictures of virtually everything he does and then posts it online, but curiously there's been no door knocking photos despite his claim that he's pounding the pavement.

    The biggest complaint that people talk about are Schostak's connections to Democrats like Al Gore, John Kerry, Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow and Jennifer Granholm.

    Nationally, Schostak gave $1,000 on 11/11/1999 to the presidential campaign of Bill Bradley and followed that up with $1,000 to Gore's presidential campaign on 06/24/1999. On 06/27/2007, he gave failed 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Kerry $500 for his U.S. Senate campaign.

    He also gave $666 to Democrat Mark Udall of Colorado on 11/14/2007 and $500 to Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island on 06/12/2007. Connecticut's Joe Lieberman and Maryland's Ben Cardin also received money from Schostak. Lieberman got $1,000 on 10/23/2006 and Cardin received $250 on 07/18/2005. In Ohio, Schostak gave $500 to Eric Fingerhut's U.S. Senate campaign on 07/19/2004.

    Back in Michigan, Schostak gave $1,000 to Granholm on 10/30/1998, another $1,000 on 12/14/1999, and $3,400 on 04/21/2004. He also gave $1,000 to Levin on 08/01/2o02 and another  $1,000 03/26/2001. Back in 1996, Levin received $1,000 (08/02/1996) while his brother, Congressman Sander Levin, got $250 (09/27/1996). On 03/29/2002, Dave Fink, who was running for Congress against then-Republican incumbent Joe Knollenberg, received $1,000 from Schostak. Stabenow received $500 from Schostak on 06/09/2000. That contribution came when she was challenging Spencer Abraham, who was the sitting Republican U.S. senator. There's no recorded contribution from Schostak to Abraham.

    In 1998, Schostak gave $200 to the 1998 campaign of Democrat Doug Ross, while his brother gave $2,200. I know a lot of people will claim that rich businessmen have to play both sides of the aisle, but let's not forget 1998 was the last time John Engler ran for governor. By giving money to Ross, Schostak directly opposed Engler, which is very ironic because Schostak attended a recent fundraiser with the ex-governor.

    And only weeks before the 2008 election, Schostak gave $2,000 (10/07) to the campaign of Democrat Laurence Deitch. His contribution helped defeat Republican candidates John LaFond and Susan Brown.

    Here are some of Schostak's other Democratic contributions:

        * $500 to Gilda Jacobs on 06/01/2006
        * $300 to Burton Leland on 04/17/2003
        * $250 to Steve Tobocman on 04/16/2004
        * $100 to Gabe Leland on 09/02/2004

    Schostak also appears to be giving money to an entity called the Schostak Family PAC, which has given dozens and dozens of contributions in 2010 to Republican candidates in targeted races. But the PAC has a record of also giving money to Democrats. They've written checks to Harry Reid, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Dave Bing, Ken Cockrel, Gary Peters, and something called the MI Chairman's Fund, which appears to have been a PAC operated by Anuzis.

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