According to a memo obtained by MIRS, written by Republican micro-targeting firm Deep Root Analytics, MI-1, MI-7 and MI-11 are among the Top 10 House seats with a high proportion of “reluctant Republican” voters.
The research firm — whose expertise is using data to determine more efficient ad buys — defines “reluctant Republican” as “down-ballot Republicans who have concerns about the top of their party’s ticket in 2016,” resulting in a “likely ticket-splitter.”
The Michigan Republican Party at its state convention Friday and Saturday chose its 59 delegates to represent Michigan at the Republican National Convention in July.
Congratulations to Delta County’s very own Judi Schwalbach who will be attending our National Convention in Cleveland representing John Kasich.
Here are the Michigan delegates who will represent each candidate:
♦ Donald Trump:
Sen. Jack Brandenburg
Linda Burns Torp
Republican National Committeeman Dave AGEMA would consider running in the 1st Congressional District being vacated next year by retiring U.S. Rep. Dan BENISHEK (R-Crystal Falls) if he feels there is adequate support and around $500,000 and $1 million in financial commitments.
Agema, a former state representative, lives in Grandville, which is in the 2nd Congressional District. However, since the Benishek announcement, Agema said he’s received numerous communications from northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula residents asking he run.
LANSING — The abrupt announcement that Congressman Dan Benishek will not seek re-election has shocked local government.
The seat, which has been held by Benishek since 2011, is wide open. While he hasn’t officially announced running for the vacant position yet, State Senator Tom Casperson spoke with TV6 and says he’s seriously considering it.
“I haven’t even had time to sit down and talk about it with my wife,” said Casperson. “That’s why when people ask, I’ve had to be reluctant to say anything straight forward about it. Clearly, it’s something we’ve talked about in the past. We’re just going to wait a day or so.”
BOYNE FALLS, Mich., May 9, 2015 – The Michigan Republican State Committee today elected Kathleen Berden as Republican National Committeewoman, one of the state’s representatives to the Republican National Committee. In response, Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel issued the following statement:
“Congratulations to Kathleen Berden on her election as our new Republican National Committeewoman. She will be an outstanding representative for Michigan Republicans. Having held this position in the past, I know Kathleen’s communication skills, work ethic and dedication to conservative principles will be an asset to our Michigan Republican team.”
Lansing— Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis is going after Democrat Mark Schauer for a handful of campaign expenses paid for by public funds — in the absence of direct attacks from Gov. Rick Snyder.
Anuzis met Monday with reporters across the state to highlight what he believes are examples of campaign spending “abuses” by Schauer’s campaign.
■A charter jet flight for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to attend a fundraiser for Schauer in Washtenaw County in July.
■$2,400 for a three-night, two-room hotel stay on Nantucket Island in late June for Schauer and an aide to attend the Democratic Governors Association meeting.