This week on It’s Just Politics: a couple of interesting events of which we’re taking note. The first item out of D.C., where the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week quickly and quietly approved an increase to the nation’s debt ceiling. No big arguments. No conditions. Which is an anomaly. Raising the debt ceiling has become a battle over the nation’s fiscal soul.
Five months ago, Michigan Republicans nearly unseated their state chairman, Bobby Schostak, at their state convention.
Schostak is a successful fundraiser and commercial real estate developer. Until recently, he would have been seen as a hard-core conservative. But he wasn’t hard-core enough for 48 percent of the delegates to their annual state convention.
Those delegates voted for Todd Courser, an accountant and tax attorney from Lapeer. Courser lost that election, but if you saw the public affairs show Off The Record this weekend, it was clear he believes fervently in his own righteousness, and means for his troops to take over the GOP.
Michigan is just a week away from its Presidential Primary. The GOP candidates are campaigning across the state in preparation for the February 28 event.
Michigan Radio’s Jennifer White spoke with the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Robert Schostak.
Mitt Romney is from Michigan, so a lot people believe he will win in his home state, but Rick Santorum was leading in the polls over Romney. Schostak is not surprised Santorum is doing well in the state.