michigan gop http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's Ronna Romney McDaniel named newest member of Republican National Committee http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-ronna-romney-mcdaniel-named-newest-member-republican-national-committee <p>Over the weekend, Michigan Republicans chose a new member of the Republican National Committee to take the seat vacated when Terri Lynn Land stepped down to run for Carl Levin's Senate seat.&nbsp;</p><p>The new member is someone with quite a Michigan-centric political pedigree.</p><p>Ronna&nbsp;Romney McDaniel is Mitt Romney's niece, and the granddaughter of Michigan's 43rd governor, George Romney.&nbsp;</p><p>What does her election mean for Michigan's profile on the Republican National Committee?&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:46:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16476 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's Ronna Romney McDaniel named newest member of Republican National Committee Michigan Republican party doesn't address anti-gay comments http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-republican-party-doesnt-address-anti-gay-comments <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Republicans have taken no official steps to rebuke the kinds of anti-gay comments made recently by GOP National Committee member Dave Agema.<br /><br />The party's meeting on Saturday in Lansing didn't deal with a measure proposed by western Michigan activist Jason Watts, submitted after the deadline for resolutions. It doesn't mention Agema but disavows the party of "demagogic rhetoric that is incendiary and unbecoming of civil discourse."<br /> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 04:31:50 +0000 The Associated Press 15694 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Republican party doesn't address anti-gay comments Tea Party: GOP lawmakers who vote for Medicaid bill should expect primary battles http://michiganradio.org/post/tea-party-gop-lawmakers-who-vote-medicaid-bill-should-expect-primary-battles <p>Tea Party activists are threatening to put up primary challengers against Republican lawmakers who vote to expand Medicaid in Michigan.</p><p>The bill would add hundreds of thousands of Michiganders to the Medicaid rolls under the federal healthcare law.</p><p>The legislation cleared the state House last week. The state Senate is likely to take up the legislation this week.</p><p>Tea Party groups claim it would be the biggest expansion of state government in more than four decades.&nbsp; They say Republican votes in favor of the bill warrant a primary challenge next year.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:58:30 +0000 Jake Neher 13105 at http://michiganradio.org Tea Party: GOP lawmakers who vote for Medicaid bill should expect primary battles Medicaid expansion in trouble in Mich. Legislature http://michiganradio.org/post/medicaid-expansion-trouble-mich-legislature <p>Governor Rick Snyder and health advocates have their work cut out for them persuading the GOP-led Legislature to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands more residents.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:31:18 +0000 Associated Press 11836 at http://michiganradio.org Medicaid expansion in trouble in Mich. Legislature Stateside: What happened during Michigan's political conventions? http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-what-happened-during-michigans-political-conventions <p>Over the weekend, both the Democratic and Republican parties held their conventions.</p><p>The 18-year run for Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer has come to an end. Brewer will be replaced by Lon Johnson, of Kalkaska.</p><p>On the other side of the aisle Republican Chairman Bobby Schostak was reelected.</p><p>Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Rick Pluta, the Lansing Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network.</p><p><em>You can listen to the full Stateside interview above</em>.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:07:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 11411 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: What happened during Michigan's political conventions? Schostak re-elected as chairman of Michigan GOP http://michiganradio.org/post/schostak-re-elected-chairman-michigan-gop <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Republicans are sticking with their party leader as the GOP tries to keep complete control of state government in 2014.<br><br>Bobby Schostak was narrowly re-elected chairman Saturday at Republicans' state convention in Lansing. He fended off a challenge from tea party enthusiast Todd Courser.<br><br>Schostak supporters credit him for helping the GOP maintain control of the state House and Supreme Court in 2012 despite President Barack Obama's and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow's easy wins in Michigan. Schostak detractors say Republicans had a lousy year.<br> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:22:42 +0000 The Associated Press 11389 at http://michiganradio.org Schostak re-elected as chairman of Michigan GOP Michigan House Republicans release their 2013-2014 plan http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-house-republicans-release-their-2013-2014-plan <p>Earlier today, Michigan House Republicans announced their plan for&nbsp; the 2013-2014 legislative session.</p><p>They call their plan, "<span><em><a href="http://www.gophouse.com/Publications/999/ActionPlanWebVersion.pdf">Brighter Days Ahead: 2013-14 House Republican Action Plan for Hard-Working Michigan Taxpayers</a>.</em></span></p><p>Speaker of the House John Bolger (R-Marshall) said this in their <a href="http://www.gophouse.com/readarticle.asp?ID=9630&amp;District=63">press release</a> this morning:</p><blockquote><p><span>"We are once again presenting the people we serve with a detailed, common-sense approach to resolving challenges that Michigan's hard-working men and women are facing,"</span></p></blockquote><p>House Republicans say they plan on tackling the following issues: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:44:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11024 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan House Republicans release their 2013-2014 plan Rep. Roy Schmidt, GOP leader, apologize for recruiting fake Democrat in party switch http://michiganradio.org/post/rep-roy-schmidt-gop-leader-apologize-recruiting-fake-democrat-party-switch <p>The Kent County Prosecutor says a state representative who switched political parties minutes before an election filing deadline may have committed election fraud. But the review concludes Democrat-turned-Republican Roy Schmidt did not do anything criminal.</p><p>You can <a href="http://platform.publicbroadcasting.net//michigan-new/media/docs/Schmidt.pdf">view the full report here</a>.</p><p>The prosecutor&rsquo;s investigation shows Roy Schmidt (R-Grand Rapids) worked with House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) to switch parties and run as a Republican.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:10:10 +0000 Lindsey Smith 8319 at http://michiganradio.org Rep. Roy Schmidt, GOP leader, apologize for recruiting fake Democrat in party switch Commentary: Legislators, behaving badly? http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-legislators-behaving-badly <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">You couldn&rsquo;t say yesterday was a slow news day. We learned that Canada&rsquo;s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, would join Governor Rick Snyder today to announce the new bridge over the Detroit River.</font></font></font></font></p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:33:58 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7903 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Legislators, behaving badly? WI Governor Walker faces recall... what does it mean for Governor Snyder http://michiganradio.org/post/wi-governor-walker-faces-recall-what-does-it-mean-governor-snyder <p>It&#39;s a big day in Wisconsin as voters in that state <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/06/05/154357229/wisconsin-moderates-heroes-or-heretics">are deciding whether or not to recall </a>their Republican Governor Scott Walker. Here in Michigan, however, Republican Governor <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/rick-snyder-1">Rick Snyder</a> is faring a little better. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:09:12 +0000 Zoe Clark & Jennifer White 7769 at http://michiganradio.org WI Governor Walker faces recall... what does it mean for Governor Snyder Ron Paul supporters unhappy with results of Michigan Republican Party Convention http://michiganradio.org/post/ron-paul-supporters-unhappy-results-michigan-republican-party-convention <p>The Michigan Republican Party holds its convention in Detroit today.</p><p>The state GOP is choosing delegates to the party&rsquo;s national convention in Tampa-Florida this summer.</p><p>Supporters of Ron Paul say they were denied delegates they deserved.</p><p>Paul failed to win a single committed delegate in Michigan&rsquo;s February 28th presidential primary. But Paul supporters hoped to lay claim to a large share of the state&rsquo;s officially uncommitted delegates. They got six out of 30 voting delegates headed to Tampa. But Paul supporter John Ettinger of Linden in Genesee County says they deserved more.</p><p>&quot;It was a completely rigged numbers game no matter what,&quot; says Ettinger.</p><p>Matt Frendeway is the Michigan Republican Party spokesman. He says Paul supporters simply failed to win enough delegates to the state convention to get what they want.</p><p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s what campaigns are about,&quot; says Frendeway.</p><p>Frendeway says the party followed long-established rules for allocating national convention delegates. Most of Michigan&rsquo;s delegates went to Mitt Romney, who won the state&rsquo;s GOP primary. Sat, 19 May 2012 16:30:26 +0000 Rick Pluta 7539 at http://michiganradio.org Ron Paul supporters unhappy with results of Michigan Republican Party Convention