Kent County GOP http://michiganradio.org en Kent County GOP rallies around Hoekstra, Amash, and R-turned-D Roy Schmidt http://michiganradio.org/post/kent-county-gop-rallies-around-hoekstra-amash-and-r-turned-d-roy-schmidt <p>Now that the primary is over, Kent County Republicans are working to get more people to rally behind their nominees.</p><p>Even Democrat-turned-Republican State Representative Roy Schmidt Schmidt was among the GOP nominees at a unity rally in Grand Rapids Wednesday night.</p><p>He narrowly defeated a write-in candidate who decided to challenge Schmidt in the wake of a criminal investigation into Schmidt&#39;s party switch. No charges were brought in the case. However, the Secretary of State&#39;s office is still investigating allegations Schmidt violated campaign finance laws.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 03:34:14 +0000 Lindsey Smith 8609 at http://michiganradio.org Kent County GOP rallies around Hoekstra, Amash, and R-turned-D Roy Schmidt