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My run against incumbent Wayne Schmidt for the 104th district did not fare so well.
I ran for a number of reasons:
I thought I would do very well. In fact, right to the very end, it seemed likely we would see a solid victory. At the door I saw nothing but support. The message was right. The radio ads were highly effective though sparse. There were about 30 people who were helping in some way. There was a great number who said "I already voted for you." Others were getting the same feedback. There was no doubt in my mind of a victory.
It looked promising, and frankly was not at all predictive of a 65-35% indignant loss.
The obvious handicap of running against incumbency aside, I have some suspicions of the mistakes made along the way that would lead to such an end. There is a lot of analysis to be done. I will try to objectively assess the failures and mistakes so that it never happens again.
But looking at CD-11, I have greater concern about the ability of Michigan to shake off its milquetoast RINO brand. And in two years, we may have the bull of the herd trying to stick around.
God save us.
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Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Yesterday at the Grand Traverse County GOP convention, I resigned as precinct delegate, and apparently made history. It seems no one has previously resigned their seat as precinct delegate. My position as an august winner for the county commission as Republican however, already placed me on the executive committee, so I figured it was redundant.
Anyhow, I didn't have two votes.. darn it.
In my place, I was able to nominate and secure a precinct delegate position through a vote for Jeri Irene Leroi. She is a solid conservative. A tireless advocate of vote integrity, She has been pushing legislators to strengthen laws that protect us from illegals who make an attempt at voting in our state. Her efforts have reached the desks of our local legislators, and she has made radio interviews on the subject.
Though the position of precinct delegate has little direct benefit to her primary issue, it has effect alongside the number of others who have begun participating in a more active manner over the last couple of years. I was, and am quite comfortable supporting her.
Good luck Jeri!
BTW.. the title was for all of you RSS lurkers. HA!
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