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    The Michigan Republican Convention - 8-28-2010

    By Republican Michigander, Section News
    Posted on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 12:28:22 AM EST
    Tags: Convention (all tags)

    It was a long, long, long, long, day today. I didn't get much (any) sleep for today, so this may come off as a little ornery. Today was the Republican convention. It was a little different than most conventions and probably has the most contentious floor fights since a couple of the Youth Chair fights a few years back.

    The nominees are as follows:

    Lt Governor - Brian Calley
    UM Regents - Andrea Fischer Newman and Andrew Richner (Uncontested)
    Wayne State Trustee - Danialle Karmanos and Diane Dunaskiss (Uncontested)
    MSU Trustee - Mitch Lyons and Brian Breslin
    State Board of Education - Dr. Richard Zeile and Eileen Weiser (Uncontested)
    Supreme Court - Justice Robert Young and Judge Mary Beth Kelly
    Attorney General - Bill Schuette
    Secretary of State - Ruth Johnson

    (2 comments, 1933 words in story) Full Story

    "Big Brother" Ruth Johnson Removes Damaging Information from Government Website

    By AlfredTheGreat, Section News
    Posted on Thu Aug 19, 2010 at 11:48:38 AM EST
    Tags: Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson, Convention, GOP (all tags)

    Republican Delegates from around Michigan have begun doing their research on candidates to be voted on at the state convention next week, but it's challenging to do the research when someone like Secretary of State candidate Ruth Johnson is removing information from the Internet in an attempt to hide her record.

    According to Google.com, the press release announcing, "Johnson Joins Push for "No-Reason" Absentee Voting," was removed from the Oakland County Clerk's website sometime after August, 10, 2010.  While users are currently unable to find the document on the official website, Google has saved a copy of the press release on their servers accessible by this link:

    Google cached result

    A simple Google search on "ruth johnson absentee voting press release" will bring up a link to the no longer existing press release.  Upon clicking on that link users will find that the page no longer exists at the Oakland County Clerk website.  If users click on the "Cached" link that follows the search result, however, users will be brought to a copy of the press release referenced above.  A pdf of the press release is also attached.

    Delegates should ask Ruth why she asked her government employees to take the press release off of the government website mere days before the Republican State Convention.  Were any other press releases removed from the website?  What else is she hiding?

    (1 comment, 468 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Beware of artificial ingredients!

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 06:23:56 PM EST
    Tags: TEA Party wannabe, convention, Slate of Candidates, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, And more to boot (all tags)

    I posted an entry earlier today regarding a group that is going around calling itself the TEA Party in an <strike>attempt<strike> as part of a larger plan to split the voters by putting up a slate of candidates who allegedly stand for Tea Party values.

    But is all as it seems:

    {Story continues below the fold}

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    Will the REAL Tea Party, please stand up?

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 04:11:40 PM EST
    Tags: TEA Party wannabe, Convention, Slate of Candidates, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (all tags)

    Remember that group that called itself the "Tea Party" in order to get on the ballot?

    Well, guess who had a "convention" last weekend?

    {Story Continued below the fold)

    (5 comments, 190 words in story) Full Story

    Argus pushing for consitutional convention in 2010

    By Republican Michigander, Section News
    Posted on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 06:34:38 PM EST
    Tags: 2010, con-con, elections, convention (all tags)

    There's been a push for a constitutional convention (con-con) by a small, but influential group of Lansing elites and their followers. This has been going on for the last three years. I'm strongly opposed to opening Pandora's Box here. The Argus fails to make a solid case for it here. In fact this is one of the sloppiest editorials I've ever seen from the Argus

    Some background - I've been aware of the con-con push since December of 2006, almost exactly three years ago.

    Heads up! Property Tax Raisers want to change Michigan's Constitution and eliminate safeguards - 12-13-2006

    This group of Lansing insiders, elitists, and termed out legislators (Frank Kelley, Joe Schwarz, Harry Gast, Phil Power, Debbie Dingell, and John Hertel) had their agenda they wanted to push. They did not like constitutional amendments, Headlee's protection on property taxes, term limits (I agree with that aspect), give the governor much more power, raise taxes, eliminate recalls, and end elections of judges and university trustees. That was as of 2006.

    (2 comments, 2198 words in story) Full Story

    Inside Pitch: About that "two convention" discussion...

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 08:30:45 AM EST
    Tags: Inside Pitch, MRP, Convention, AG, SoS (all tags)

    Turns out we don't have to wait until tomorrow to find out whether or not the Michigan Republican State Committee will adopt a radical new "two convention" nominating process to select the GOP candidates for Attorney General and Secretary of State.

    Facing pressure from current Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and current Attorney General Mike Cox (both candidates for Governor in 2010), Chairman Ron Weiser has shelved the idea and will not be supporting it at tomorrow's regular meeting of the Michigan Republican State Committee.

    Seems the issue that scuttled the whole thing was existing statute that necessitates nominations be made at the "fall" convention.  

    While the proposed language in the two-fer convention rules sought to ease those concerns by stating selections in the spring only made candidates "eligible" for nomination in the fall, the ultimate conclusion seems to be that it was walking a little too dangerous a legal line.

    I liked the "two-fer" idea myself... but this was probably the right call.

    (9 comments) Comments >>

    MIGOP convention speeches: AG Cox

    By mipoliticalscene, Section News
    Posted on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 12:51:05 PM EST
    Tags: convention, migop, cox, land (all tags)

    Speeches from convention

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