Michigan Republicans Call For Unity At Convention – Get A Mixed Bag

Aug 27, 2018

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The Michigan Republican party has it’s ticket finalized for the November election.  While multiple people called for unity, there is still some discontent within the party.

The theme was “Results Not Resistance.”  The Michigan GOP has been somewhat fractured since the primary.  Governor Rick Snyder has yet to endorse gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette.  That’s after a contentious primary battle between Schuette and Snyder’s Lieutenant Governor.  

Snyder didn’t attend the convention – but Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley did attend.  He called on the supporters of the losing candidates to support the GOP ticket.

“So as lovingly as I can, I just want to say this.  I’m really going to need you to suck it up.  Please.”

Multiple people also booed and jeered Supreme Court nominee Elizabeth Clement for some decisions she’s made on recent cases.  Republicans chose current Speaker of the House Tom Leonard for Attorney General and Mary Treder Lang for Secretary of State.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org