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Ryan Kelly, Republication candidate for Governor, attends a Freedom Rally in support of First Amendment rights and to protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on May 15, 2021. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Ryan Kelley Said Department of Education Should Be ‘Terminated’

MICHIGAN–Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for governor in Michigan, said during a radio interview that the federal Department of Education should be “terminated.”  “A lot of our agencies in the state of Michigan are funded by the federal government, and that’s a big problem for the state of Michigan, because then we allow the federal...

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EXCLUSIVE: A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Michiganders–and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare–is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is in charge of winning back control of the US Senate for the Republican Party, introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.1 million Michiganders and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 2.8 million state residents.

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Voters Across Michigan Sing Different Tune Against Controversial Republican Candidates

Carol Glanville, a Democrat, won a staunchly red district against a candidate with a history of sharing offensive comments and disinformation. 

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Conservative Organizers Haven’t Collected Enough Signatures for Petitions. That Won’t Stop Them, Yet.

A group of conservative organizers is still hoping to bypass voters on key issues after a missed deadline. They’re not giving up.

Republican James Craig, a former Detroit police chief, is running for governor. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
GOP Candidate for Governor Doubles Down on Support for a ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law for Michigan

Republican James Craig isn’t backing down from his pledge to push for a “don’t say gay” law if he’s elected governor of Michigan. 

WASHINGTON, MICHIGAN - APRIL 02:  Kristina Karamo, who has since won the Michigan Republican party's nomination for secretary of state, gets an endorsement from former President Donald Trump during a rally on April 02, 2022 near Washington, Michigan. Trump is in Michigan to promote his America First agenda promote several Michigan Republican candidates. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Michigan Republican Party Nominates Conspiracy Theorists With Bizarre Records as Candidates for Secretary of State and Attorney General

If elected as secretary of state in November, Kristina Karamo would oversee the very elections she’s spent 18 months lying about. Matt DePerno, meanwhile, has pledged to prosecute “the people who corrupted the 2020 election” if elected as attorney general. 

WASHINGTON, MICHIGAN - APRIL 02:  Matthew DePerno speaks at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on April 02, 2022, in this file photo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MI Republican Convention Results: Trump Allegiance, Division in Party

Conservatives worried about the future of Michigan’s Republican Party had their fears realized this weekend, as the state GOP held a divisive 2022 endorsement convention at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.