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.
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.”
Bergman defeated Allen in the three-way Republican primary last August. In the weeks that followed the race, however, Allen volunteered to assist Bergman at various events during the General Election, including the rally for then-Vice Presidential candidate Mike PENCE in Traverse City.
“I’ve enjoyed his openness and his team approach to our region,” Allen said of Bergman, who was formally sworn in today as a member of the 115th session of Congress.
Allen was a deputy director within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs up until last year’s congressional run. Most recently, he’s been running the family’s men’s clothing store, Captain’s Quarters, in Traverse City.
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.”
RNC Committeeman Dr Rob Steele was contacted by a reporter from Politico about whether the election is rigged. Below is Dr. Robert Steele’s complete response:
Though voter fraud has been well documented in a variety of ways over the years, and a recent OKeefe video documents that even Dem officeholders are concerned, this issue pales in comparison to the behavior of the media.
The lack of professionalism and balance in the media is truly breathtaking. The WikiLeaks information show the active steps and coordination by the Clinton/media/democratic party to subvert our constitutional republic and create personal riches. This is the overwhelming story impacting the average citizens future regardless of political orientation.