tampa http://michiganradio.org en Ryan sets the right "tone" for Michigan Republicans at the GOP national convention http://michiganradio.org/post/ryan-sets-right-tone-michigan-republicans-gop-national-convention <p>Michigan’s delegates say they left the Republican National Convention last night with extra enthusiasm.</p><p></p><p>They say vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan set the right ‘tone’ for the fall campaign in his acceptance speech.</p><p></p><p>Michigan’s delegates liked hearing Paul Ryan attacking the ‘Affordable Care Act’ and President Obama’s economic and spending policies.</p><p></p><p>Tom Stroup is a delegate from Northfield Township. &nbsp;&nbsp;He says the “tone” of Paul Ryan’s speech should connect with independent voters.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 05:37:08 +0000 Steve Carmody 8881 at http://michiganradio.org Ryan sets the right "tone" for Michigan Republicans at the GOP national convention At the RNC, a Michigan delegate questions if the Republican Party has room for Ron Paul supporters http://michiganradio.org/post/rnc-michigan-delegate-questions-if-republican-party-has-room-ron-paul-supporters <p>More than 100 thousand people voted for Ron Paul in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary in February.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But after what happened yesterday at the Republican National Convention, it appears some of them may not be voting Republican in November. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8859 at http://michiganradio.org At the RNC, a Michigan delegate questions if the Republican Party has room for Ron Paul supporters New Jersey's Republican governor says Michigan is a 'State of Consequence' in November's election http://michiganradio.org/post/new-jerseys-republican-governor-says-michigan-state-consequence-novembers-election <p>The man in the spotlight at the Republican National Convention tonight took his star power to the Michigan delegation this morning.</p><p></p><p>It’s a staple of every morning at national political conventions: the big name breakfast speaker. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;And there are few bigger than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. &nbsp;&nbsp;The Garden State governor has a prime time slot tonight, delivering the convention’s keynote address.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:42:51 +0000 Steve Carmody 8849 at http://michiganradio.org New Jersey's Republican governor says Michigan is a 'State of Consequence' in November's election Michigan GOP chairman expects Republican National Convention will end on time http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gop-chairman-expects-republican-national-convention-will-end-time <p>The chairman of Michigan’s Republican Party says he does not believe Tropical Storm Isaac will hamper the work that needs to get done at this week's national convention in Florida.</p><p></p><p>National party leaders canceled most events for the first day of the Republican National convention because of the threat of&nbsp; Isaac. &nbsp;&nbsp;They hope to get back on schedule tomorrow.</p><p></p><p>National Republican leaders are not ruling out the need to add an extra day to the schedule.</p><p></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8823 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan GOP chairman expects Republican National Convention will end on time As Isaac gets closer, Michigan Republicans party in Tampa http://michiganradio.org/post/isaac-gets-closer-michigan-republicans-party-tampa <p>Isaac is coming, but for Michigan’s delegation to the Republican National Convention the parties go on.</p><p></p><p>They used to call them ‘Hurricane parties’.&nbsp; People getting together to have a good time as one of nature’s most destructive forces bore down on them. &nbsp;&nbsp;They can now change the name to 'Republican Hurricane Parties.'</p><p></p><p>As&nbsp; Isaac churned its way north, Michigan’s delegation to the RNC went ahead and held their planned governor’s reception at the Florida Aquarium.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:15:59 +0000 Steve Carmody 8820 at http://michiganradio.org As Isaac gets closer, Michigan Republicans party in Tampa Republican National Convention preps for Isaac http://michiganradio.org/post/republican-national-convention-preps-isaac <p>Tropical storm Isaac is bearing down on Florida.&nbsp;&nbsp; But for now Michigan’s delegation to the Republican National Convention plans to keep to it’s pre-convention schedule.</p><p>Members of Michigan’s delegation had planned for a once in a lifetime experience in Tampa this week, but they didn’t expect it to be a hurricane.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:59:56 +0000 Steve Carmody 8818 at http://michiganradio.org Republican National Convention preps for Isaac Talking 'Positive' at the Republican National Convention http://michiganradio.org/post/talking-positive-republican-national-convention <p>Michigan’s governor says he’s bringing his message of “relentless positive action” message to this week’s Republican National Convention.</p><p>“Positive” is not usually a word associated the rhetoric at national political conventions.</p><p>But Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who’s made “relentless positive action” the mantra of his administration, hopes that’s not the case at the Republican National Convention which opens Monday in Tampa.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8805 at http://michiganradio.org Talking 'Positive' at the Republican National Convention 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