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
Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek announced his retirement from Congress in 2016 earlier this week, and the first poll in the race is already out.
According to MIRS, a subscription-based Michigan news outlet, former State Senators Jason Allen and Tom Casperson lead the pack in Michigan’s First Congressional District GOP Primary while political newcomer State Rep. Lee Chatfield is third with around 10%.
Click Here For Poll: results
State Sen. Tom Casperson: 26.7%
Former State Sen. Jason Allen 19.1%
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.”
NOVI) — Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY on Saturday survived an aggressive challenge from the political right by crushing Tea Party organizer Wes NAKAGIRI at the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) convention by nearly two to one, 1,345 to 716, according to the last number provided by MIRS.
Prior to today’s vote, Calley supporters told MIRS they saw anything better than 55 to 60 percent of the delegates’ vote as being a ringing success. The last numbers to be released shows Calley receiving 65 percent of the vote.