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Politics & Government
8:51 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Democratic Party joke not funny to Michigan Republicans at GOP national convention

Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Political shenanigans are nothing new at national political conventions.

But Michigan Democrats are the ones having fun today at Mitt Romney’s expense.

It started, as many things at a national political conventions do, with a press release.

But this press release had the eye catching title “Michigan GOP to Hold “No One’s Ever Asked to See My Birth Certificate” party.   The press release claimed the party was to show support for Mitt Romney, who raised the issue of President Obama’s birth certificate last Friday in Michigan.

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Politics & Government
11:51 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Michigan Republicans cheer new poll that shows presidential race is tied in Michigan

Former Speaker of the House and former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addresses the Monday breakfast meeting for the Michigan RNC delegation
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

A new poll of likely Michigan voters shows Republican Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Barack Obama.   That news was greeted with cheers today at the Republican National Convention.

Michigan is often referred to as a ‘second tier’ swing state.  One that likely Mitt Romney will have trouble winning over to the Republican column.   But the new Mitchell Research poll of twelve hundred voters may change that perception.    The poll found 47 percent of likely Michigan voters back the president.   47 percent support his Republican challenger.  

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Politics & Government
1:01 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Michigan GOP chairman expects Republican National Convention will end on time

Tampa International Airport decked out to greet delegates and others coming to town for the Republican National Convention.
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

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.

National party leaders canceled most events for the first day of the Republican National convention because of the threat of  Isaac.   They hope to get back on schedule tomorrow.

National Republican leaders are not ruling out the need to add an extra day to the schedule.

But Bob Schostak says he doubts that will be necessary.   Schostak is the chair of Michigan’s Republican Party.

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Politics & Government
1:01 am
Mon August 27, 2012

'Snowbirds' getting the attention of Republicans in Michigan and Florida

Swing voters?
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Retirees are expected to play a pivotal role in this fall’s election.

Republican Party leaders in Michigan and Florida are particularly interested in one unique set of voters - the so-called Snowbirds.

Snowbird is the term used for northern retirees who spend the winters in Florida.

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Politics & Government
4:15 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

As Isaac gets closer, Michigan Republicans party in Tampa

The governor's reception at the Florida Aquarium drew more than 300 people on Sunday afternoon.
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Isaac is coming, but for Michigan’s delegation to the Republican National Convention the parties go on.

They used to call them ‘Hurricane parties’.  People getting together to have a good time as one of nature’s most destructive forces bore down on them.   They can now change the name to 'Republican Hurricane Parties.'

As  Isaac churned its way north, Michigan’s delegation to the RNC went ahead and held their planned governor’s reception at the Florida Aquarium.   

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Politics & Government
8:59 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Republican National Convention preps for Isaac

Republicans storm into Tampa, but make way for Tropical Storm Isaac which is expected to intensify today
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Tropical storm Isaac is bearing down on Florida.   But for now Michigan’s delegation to the Republican National Convention plans to keep to it’s pre-convention schedule.

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. 

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Politics & Government
4:01 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Talking 'Positive' at the Republican National Convention

Banners hang in the main terminal building at Tampa International Airport greeting people coming to town for the Republican National Convention
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Michigan’s governor says he’s bringing his message of “relentless positive action” message to this week’s Republican National Convention.

“Positive” is not usually a word associated the rhetoric at national political conventions.

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.

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