Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 May Michigan Republican Convention

Republican Michigander gives a good summary:

2012 May Michigan Republican Convention

State rep. Dave Agema, who often vied for the title of the most conservative member of the state house, defeated Saul Anuzis to be national committeeman. Agema had significant Tea Party support. He also was supported by the Yob faction of the state GOP, which has long battled with Saul. They seek to control the GOP apparatus for their own ends. For example, see:

Political Extortion

Saul has done both good and bad things over the years. Hopefully he can put his talents to work for the Romney campaign.

Former Secretary of State Terri Land defeated state rep. Holly Hughes for national committeewoman. Both have fairly moderate records.

Ron Paul reportedly won 6-8 delegates, with Romney winning the rest. In the 6th district, the Romney slate won rather easily, though there are claims that one of the members of that slate is a Paul delegate.

Paul backers pick up delegate slots to GOP convention; negate Romney sweep
"This is fantastic," de Angeli said. He counts Paul backers earning voting delegate slots in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th and 9th Congressional districts. In the 6th District, which includes southwest Michigan: "They didn't realize the slate they elected had a Ron Paul supporter," de Angeli said. "Oops."

State party rules kept some Paul supporters out of this weekend's state convention because of preference shown to precinct delegates elected in 2010, de Angeli said.

"If we can win delegates out of Michigan, we can win delegates anywhere," he said.

Saul Anuzis, Michigan's Republican National Committeeman who lost his bid for re-election Saturday to state Rep. Dave Agema, disputes Paul picked up a delegate in the 6th District believing the total Paul count is six delegates.

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