rnc 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 GOP elects Mitt Romney's niece to Republican National Committee http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gop-elects-mitt-romneys-niece-republican-national-committee <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Republican officials have chosen the niece of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to replace Terri Lynn Land on the party's national committee.<br /><br />Ronna Romney McDaniel was elected Saturday morning during a meeting of the 113-member Michigan Republican Party State Central Committee. McDaniel is the daughter of Ronna Romney, who also served on the Republican National Committee.<br /> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:44:49 +0000 The Associated Press 16466 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan GOP elects Mitt Romney's niece to Republican National Committee Snyder renews call for 'civility' in MLK day address http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-renews-call-civility-mlk-day-address <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a state Republican leader continues to roil his party with comments about gay people and Muslims, </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Snyder used a Martin Luther King Day speech to call for more public civility.</span></p><p>“It’s disappointing that I had to make that call because of comments made by people out in the public,” he told a Martin Luther King Day lunch in Lansing. “And that just shows we need to continue this journey in terms of looking at equality and justice.”</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:15:59 +0000 Rick Pluta 16104 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder renews call for 'civility' in MLK day address Heat on Michigan GOP committeeman for gay, Muslim comments http://michiganradio.org/post/heat-michigan-gop-committeeman-gay-muslim-comments <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - As the Republican National Committee prepares for meetings in Washington this week, Gov. Rick Snyder and other party leaders in Michigan are criticizing repeated anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks by Committeeman Dave Agema.<br /><br />The 64-year-old ex-state representative from western Michigan represents the state on the Republican party's national board.<br /><br />Snyder made a semi-veiled reference to Agema in Thursday's State of the State speech, calling for civil discourse in the public arena.<br /> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:13:00 +0000 The Associated Press 16088 at http://michiganradio.org Heat on Michigan GOP committeeman for gay, Muslim comments An anti-gay Facebook post that led to a request for resignation http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-gay-facebook-post-led-request-resignation <p></p><p>Yesterday, a Republican National Committeeman, and former Michigan lawmaker, posted an article chock full of anti-gay slurs on Facebook.&nbsp;</p><p>Dave Agema, the Committeeman who posted the article with a byline of "Frank Joseph, MD," has been asked to resign by 21 Republican precinct delegates and young Republican leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>His response?</p><p>"Absolutely not."</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:29:32 +0000 Stateside Staff 11917 at http://michiganradio.org An anti-gay Facebook post that led to a request for resignation Michigan political parties return home, hold state conventions http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-political-parties-return-home-hold-state-conventions <p style="margin-left:0mm; margin-right:0mm; text-indent:0mm; margin-top:0.00mm; margin-bottom:3.52mm;line-height: 115%; "><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"><span style=" font-size:14pt">The Republicans and Democrats have finished their national conventions, but now the party faithful have their state convention to attend.</span></font></p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 00:02:35 +0000 Vincent Duffy 9001 at http://michiganradio.org Get out and vote, say Democrats, Michigan a battle ground state http://michiganradio.org/post/get-out-and-vote-say-democrats-michigan-battle-ground-state <p>Michigan delegates are at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina this week. Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham is covering the event, and gave us his impressions about this year’s convention.</p><p>Graham said there’s some concern about whether there is enough enthusiasm to get the vote out for President Obama this year, as opposed to four years ago.</p><p>“Michigan Democrats seem to be convinced that if they can get the vote out, they’ll be doing fine, that Michigan will be a blue state again, and that Barack Obama will be re-elected as President,” he said.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:10:22 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 8933 at http://michiganradio.org Get out and vote, say Democrats, Michigan a battle ground state Political conventions & Isaac http://michiganradio.org/post/political-conventions-isaac <p>America’s two largest political showcase events could be hampered in their efforts to get out their messages because of Hurricane Isaac.</p><p></p><p>The Republicans have left Tampa and the Democrats are rolling into Charlotte.</p><p></p><p>This weekend should be filled with nothing but talk about what Mitt Romney said about Barack Obama and what the Democratic President plans to say about his Republican challenger.</p><p></p><p>Instead, Hurricane Isaac threatens to dilute both parties finely crafted convention messaging.</p><p></p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8910 at http://michiganradio.org Political conventions & Isaac Romney campaign commits to Michigan "until the end" http://michiganradio.org/post/romney-campaign-commits-michigan-until-end <div align="left"><font face="Tahoma"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Romney campaign says it plans to actively campaign In Michigan “until the end”. </span></font></div><div align="left">&nbsp;</div><div align="left"><font face="Tahoma"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">But there is one major campaign component that Romney officials haven’t committed to yet. </span></font></div><div align="left">&nbsp;</div><div align="left"><font face="Tahoma"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Four years ago, the John McCain campaign pulled out of Michigan a month before the presidential election. Sat, 01 Sep 2012 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8909 at http://michiganradio.org Romney campaign commits to Michigan "until the end" Lobbyists leave GOP National Convention. Next stop, Democratic National Convention http://michiganradio.org/post/lobbyists-leave-gop-national-convention-next-stop-democratic-national-convention <p>The Republicans have wrapped up their convention in Tampa. Now hundreds of business people and lobbyists are boarding planes to join the Democrats in Charlotte for their national convention next week. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:00:11 +0000 Steve Carmody 8893 at http://michiganradio.org Lobbyists leave GOP National Convention. Next stop, Democratic National Convention Michigan's native son accepts the Republican presidential nomination http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-native-son-accepts-republican-presidential-nomination <p>Michiganders who watched Mitt Romney accept the Republican presidential nomination last night in Tampa say they were impressed by the way he did it.</p><p></p><p>Mitt Romney dedicated much of his acceptance speech last night to doing something he doesn’t do often: talking about his personal life.</p><p></p><p>Romney talked about his parents, his marriage, his children and his personal motivations, both in business and in faith.</p><p></p><p>Ronna Romney-McDaniel is Mitt’s niece. &nbsp;She says she's glad voters are getting a chance to learn more about him as a person.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 06:45:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8892 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's native son accepts the Republican presidential nomination On the final day of the Republican National Convention, Michigan leaders get their marching orders http://michiganradio.org/post/final-day-republican-national-convention-michigan-leaders-get-their-marching-orders <p>Michigan native son Mitt Romney accepts the GOP presidential nomination this evening at the Republican National Convention.</p><p></p><p>Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s controversial governor gave Michigan’s delegates their marching orders today for the fall presidential campaign.</p><p></p><p>Wisconsin governor Scott Walker thanked Michigan Republicans for helping him defeat a recall campaign earlier this year.</p><p></p><p>Walker then urged the delegates to work just as hard to win their state for Mitt Romney in November…</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:26:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 8885 at http://michiganradio.org On the final day of the Republican National Convention, Michigan leaders get their marching orders 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 Michigan Republican leaders told not to focus solely on presidential race http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-republican-leaders-told-not-focus-solely-presidential-race <p>Michigan’s U.S. Senate race is getting attention from top Congressional GOP leaders at the Republican National Convention.</p><p></p><p>“It’s not just carrying it for Mitt Romney…we need a new senator from Michigan as well,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Michigan delegates this morning, “Because I would like to be setting the agenda in the Senate instead of (Democratic Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid.”</p><p></p><p>McConnell told the delegates that Republican control of the U.S. Senate depends on Michigan.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:14:25 +0000 Steve Carmody 8865 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Republican leaders told not to focus solely on presidential race The week in Michigan politics http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-14 <p>Every Wednesday Christina Shockley talks to Michigan Radio's Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry about what is going on in state politics. This week they talk about the one-person jury that is investigating election rigging allegations involving&nbsp; State Representative Roy Schmidt and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger. They also discuss the ballot campaigns that are now going to court to try to get on the November ballot, and what Michigan delegates are doing at the Republican Nation Convention.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:10:46 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Christina Shockley 8862 at http://michiganradio.org The week in Michigan politics Republican women liked what Ann Romney had to say about her husband (but will it sway others?) http://michiganradio.org/post/republican-women-liked-what-ann-romney-had-say-about-her-husband-will-it-sway-others <p>Michigan's female delegates to the Republican National Convention not surprisingly give high marks to Ann Romney for <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/28/160216442/transcript-ann-romneys-convention-speech">her speech</a> last night.</p><p></p><p>Now the focus shifts to her husband Mitt, to see if he can build support among women voters. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:03:41 +0000 Steve Carmody 8860 at http://michiganradio.org Republican women liked what Ann Romney had to say about her husband (but will it sway others?) 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 congressman will be in the spotlight at the Republican National Convention today http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-congressman-will-be-spotlight-republican-national-convention-today <p>A Michigan congressman in a tight re-election campaign will stand in the spotlight today at the Republican National Convention.</p><p></p><p>Republican Dan Benishek defeated Democrat Gary McDowell two years ago to win the congressional seat formerly held by Bart Stupak. &nbsp;&nbsp;The two will face off again in a rematch in November.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 06:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8843 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan congressman will be in the spotlight at the Republican National Convention today A taste of home for Michiganders at the Republican National Convention http://michiganradio.org/post/taste-home-michiganders-republican-national-convention <p>Michigan delegates to the Republican National Convention can find a lot to eat in Tampa.</p><p></p><p>But at least one business, not too far from the convention center, hopes those delegates will also want a small taste of home.</p><p></p><p>Tampa is hardly short of great uniquely Floridian food choices, from Cuban sandwiches in Ybor City to beachside shacks where you can eat a variety of fish that were swimming in the Gulf of Mexico a few hours before.</p><p></p><p>But sometimes you just want a coney.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 05:01:10 +0000 Steve Carmody 8844 at http://michiganradio.org A taste of home for Michiganders at the Republican National Convention