Over the weekend, both the Democratic and Republican parties held their conventions.
The 18-year run for Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer has come to an end. Brewer will be replaced by Lon Johnson, of Kalkaska.
On the other side of the aisle Republican Chairman Bobby Schostak was reelected.
Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Rick Pluta, the Lansing Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
You can listen to the full Stateside interview above.