The Michigan Republican Party under the leadership of Ronna Romney McDaniel has done what seemed the impossible by turning Michigan ‘red’ – from 1972 through 1988 the state voted exclusively Republican, before becoming part of the ‘blue wall’ that voted Democratic in six consecutive presidential elections from 1992 through 2012.
Donald Trump broke the “blue wall” by taking Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and now, Michigan! This is what Donald Trump’s electoral map looks like:
At the February 2017 Michigan Republican Convention, Michigan Republicans united to say goodbye to Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel, as Ronna accepts her new position as Chair of the Republican National Committee.
More Michigan voters cast ballots in 2016 than they did in 2012, Donald Trump received 162,330 more Michigan votes than Romney four years ago, and surprisingly Hillary Clinton had the lowest Michigan vote total for a Democratic presidential candidate since Al Gore in 2000.
Republicans in the United States have not won a presidential election since 2004, but they are much stronger on the state government level than the Democratic Party. The Republican Party has sharply increased its control of state legislatures and governorships during the presidency of Barack Obama. Democrats control 919 fewer seats in state legislatures than they did in 2009 — when Obama first took office.
One reason is that the Republicans have outspent and outworked Democrats at the local and state levels. One of the least-appreciated stories in politics these days — is that Democrats have been badly beaten by Republicans at the national, state and legislative level over the past decade.
The Michigan Republican Party dominated in 2016 and the work for 2018 has begun. The Michigan Republican party looks forward to the leadership of our new MI GOP Chairman Ron Weiser.
Let’s take one more look back at 2016, as our work continues for 2018 ‘Fighting For Our Future’!