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Tag: Anne Norlander
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
As I mentioned a little over a week ago, the iCaucus of Michigan went through the endorsement process for most of the candidates in the contested races at the Michigan Republican Party State Convention coming up next weekend. Invitations were sent out, questionnaires were completed, interviews were conducted, and endorsement votes were cast. The results, and the press release, follow the break.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the iCaucus of Michigan is going to be endorsing in the contested races at the Michigan Republican Party September State Convention. Invitations were sent out, questionnaires were completed, interviews were conducted, and the caucus period is now open, with the vote window opening up on Monday. Details are after the break.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Most member organizations of the Michigan Tea Party Alliance are structured as 527 groups. This means that they're not allowed to directly advocate the election or defeat of any candidate for elective office, only to operate on behalf of issue advocacy and voter mobilization. However, the tea party coalitions in several states (including in Michigan) operate in strategic partnership with an organization set up specifically as a Political Action Committee. This organization concerns itself with candidate screening, endorsement, and advocacy, with a specific focus on constitutional loyalty and grassroots activism, and on integrity over money.
The Independence Caucus is not a political party, nor is it affiliated with any political party. It is the anti-incumbent, non-affiliated group of concerned citizens devoted to electing candidates truly committed to constitutional loyalty and fiscal responsibility, regardless of party. The goal is the election of such candidates to not less than 40% of the seats in the House and the Senate in 2010 . . . and in each following election year. It is a not-for-profit organization of concerned citizens from all walks who recognize the responsibility to act now to protect future generations of this nation from the disastrous consequences of our unfathomable deficits and debts, and exists to teach us how to govern our country as citizens, and to provide the practical tools and resources to actually make it happen.
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By JGillman, Section News
I am in the unusual position of being on a ballot twice. I had filled out the paperwork for a delegate spot, and the last minute decision to run for county commission doubled my exposure..
And I have found that running for delegate is like putting on a perfume that attracts a certain species of politico. All of a sudden, mailings from prospective SOS, and AG candidates appear, and special surveys for delegates become a part of the daily calls coming in.
And I was never one of the popular kids in school.
I have to say, the ability to cast a vote for a strong Attorney General Candidate as well as the Secretary of State to go forward and face the choice of the Dems is quite a special deal. At least the attention paid to those who might would suggest it is.
And they are right.
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By apackof2, Section News
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Before I say anything else I want to give big ups to the staff at the Michigan Republican Party. Preparation for a convention like this takes, literally, thousands of total man hours and when the event actually starts many of them will work 48 hours straight. No breaks. No sleep.
These guys don't get enough credit, mostly because they make it look so easy. And while we're at it, a big thanks to Saul Anuzis who today wrapped up his tenure as Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.
Today's activities started with a half dozen different breakfast events at the Radisson and the Lansing Center. SoS candidates Anne Norlander and Michelle McManus played the role of host while Gubernatorial candidate and current AG Mike Cox spent time hanging out with Oakland County Republicans at their own giant breakfast.
The biggest theme, though, at breakfasts and the general session... the special election in the 19th Senate District. Mark Schauer's record of voting for job-killing tax hikes and putting partisan, far-left political interests ahead of his constituents would have made him vulnerable if he HADN'T broken his promise and left the District for DC.
Unfortunately for both 19th District moms and dads and the Democratic candidates themselves, Mike Simpson and Marty Griffin have voting records exactly like Schauer's. This is a pick-up opportunity, folks. A GOP pick-up opportunity that is going to draw huge national attention. In Michigan.
Read on for additional coverage and a few hot new rumors...
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Big week this week for interviews with one today and two more on the horizon.
Stay tuned Wednesday for the first interview in the state (so to speak) with the third Republican to jump into the Secretary of State's race. We'll also be restarting our weekly segment featuring sit-downs with GOP lawmakers to explore their passions, legislative efforts and experiences at the state Capitol. But first, today, we've got a second segment with the first SoS candidate to enter the race, Calhoun County Clerk and Register of Deeds Anne Norlander.
We first caught up with Anne a little more than a month ago today. Several weeks later in our discussion with Senator Michelle McManus we tackled a few very specific, very important issues that we hadn't broached with Anne so I wanted to go back and make sure we got a sense of where both candidates stood.
So without further ado...
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