Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump in the presidential election.
Epstein’s family owns Vesco Oil Corp., a large distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants based in Southfield. A relative political newcomer who has not held elective office, she was a co-chair of Trump’s Michigan campaign last year and said she will “take the fight directly to” Sen. Debbie Stabenow, 67, a Democrat who is expected to seek a fourth term and who coasted to re-election in 2006 and 2012.
“You’re awake by the way. You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also, you’re not dead and you haven’t gone to hell. This is your life now. This is our election now. This is us. This is our country.” – Rachel Maddow’s reaction to Trump becoming President
When Barack Obama was elected, conservatives didn’t cry like the liberals you see in this HILARIOUS VIDEO. We didn’t need therapy. We didn’t start wailing that he was Hitler or demand safe spaces. Instead, we said, “That sucks. This guy is going to be terrible for the country.” By the way, we were right. He was. But still, we got up and we went to work. Then when the time came, we went to Tea Parties. We obeyed the law at those Tea Parties. We paid for our permits. We were polite to the police. We cleaned up behind ourselves. Then we organized and we took control of the House and the Senate along with the majority of state legislatures and governorships. That’s how it’s supposed to work.
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:
Donald Trump is vowing to put “America First.” He delivered that pledge after being sworn in today as the nation’s 45th President at the U.S. Capitol.
Former Escanaba Mayor Judi Schwalbach was one of two Upper Peninsula delegates at the Republican National Convention last summer.
She described the atmosphere in Washington in an interview this afternoon with the Radio Results Network.
“Well, you’re sitting there, and the senators are walking in, and you can’t put words to it,” Schwalbach told RRN News. “You just can’t. And I’m standing here right now and I’ve got tall buildings all around me, and people are just celebrating. Some are protesting, and it’s just what America does every four years that makes us all so proud.”
DETROIT — Growing up black and Republican outside the heavily Democratic city of Flint, Michigan, Kelly Mitchell learned from her parents the importance of sticking to her beliefs and working hard to achieve goals.
On Monday, she’ll mark a personal and professional milestone: Casting her vote as a member of Michigan’s Electoral College along with her father and fellow elector, Henry Hatter.
“I really wanted this for me and my dad,” said Mitchell, a sales account manager from Grand Rapids, state party official and member of President-elect Donald Trump’s energy-focused transition team. “My dad is probably my biggest cheerleader. I was raised … by two loving parents and have been an activist in Michigan politics for over 30 years.”
Jill Stein may have been a failed presidential candidate by capturing only 1% of vote, however – Stein’s recount fundraising efforts would leave the uninformed to believe she still has a chance to win the Oval Office. Jill Stein has announced that she is seeking a recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan due to “reported anomalies” – however, no such evidence actually exists so far.
President-elect Donald Trump won swing states Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan which was certified Monday, Nov 28th.