robert schostak en GOP focusing on “brand management” <p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">This week on</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <a href="">It’s Just Politics</a></span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:12:54 +0000 Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta 16459 at GOP focusing on “brand management” Michigan Republican ignores history and dismisses compromise <p>Five months ago, Michigan Republicans nearly unseated their state chairman, Bobby Schostak, at their state convention.</p><p>Schostak is a successful fundraiser and commercial real estate developer. Until recently, he would have been seen as a hard-core conservative. But he wasn’t hard-core enough for 48 percent of the delegates to their annual state convention.</p><p>Those delegates voted for Todd Courser, an accountant and tax attorney from Lapeer. Courser lost that election, but if you saw the public affairs show Off The Record this weekend, it was clear he believes fervently in his own righteousness, and means for his troops to take over the GOP.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:25:20 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 14062 at Michigan Republican ignores history and dismisses compromise What's in store for the Michigan Republican Party in Election 2014 <p>Focus is starting to turn to Election 2014 in Michigan.</p><p>Former Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer filed paperwork this morning to run against Governor Rick Snyder in 2014, assuming that the Governor does, in fact, decide to run for a second term.</p><p>And Democratic Congressman Gary Peters announced earlier this month that he’ll run for the U.S. Senate seat open in 2014 because of Carl Levin’s retirement.&nbsp;</p><p>So, it appears that the Democrats are beginning to get their ducks in a row, but what about Republicans?</p><p>Bobby Schostak, Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:39:50 +0000 Stateside Staff 12763 at What's in store for the Michigan Republican Party in Election 2014 Michigan GOP looking for a leader <p>Michigan is just a week away from its Presidential Primary. The GOP candidates are campaigning across the state in preparation for the February 28 event.</p><p>Michigan Radio&rsquo;s Jennifer White spoke with the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Robert Schostak.</p><p>Mitt Romney is from Michigan, so a lot people believe he will win in his home state, but&nbsp; Rick Santorum was leading in the polls over Romney. Schostak is&nbsp; not surprised Santorum is doing well in the state.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:29:28 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 6304 at Michigan GOP looking for a leader