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Tag: Rick Wilson
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
As I have written before, most of the organizations comprising the Michigan Tea Party Patriot Network 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 networks in several states (including in Michigan) voluntarily 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, rather, a 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 available seats in the several state legislatures and both chambers of Congress . . . in each 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 systematic abrogation of constitutional principles, exists to teach us how to govern our country as citizens, and provides the practical tools and resources to actually make it happen.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
It's often been said (including frequently on this site) that the real choice in any election is in the primaries. Once the primaries are over, you're essentially stuck with whoever survives. And in next year's contest for the Class 1 seats in the U. S. Senate, the Michigan Republican primary election is going to be critical . . . as I've said before, there will be no excuse for sitting on the sidelines and then carping because you don't like who wound up on the top of the ticket.
Of course, making an informed choice is always useful, and for that we should go below the fold.
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