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Gretchen Whitmer
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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP opponent in this year's race for governor.

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

Joseph Guzman and Mary Treder Lang
Dr. Joseph Guzman for Secretary of State, Mary Treder Lang / Facebook

Republicans hoping to extend their 24-year reign at the helm of the secretary of state's office will choose between an academic who co-chaired Donald Trump's Michigan campaign and an accountant with business and nonprofit experience.

AG Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his aides held a meeting in a state office to discuss the 2016 Republican National Convention, according to emails released Wednesday by a liberal group that alleges Schuette illegally used his public job to aid his political campaigns.

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Emails produced in a lawsuit over Michigan's legislative and congressional maps show Republicans eager to pack Democratic voters in certain districts after the 2010 census.

Michigan Capitol
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For Democrats hoping to seize back the U.S. House amid a purported "blue wave" of liberal enthusiasm against President Donald Trump, Michigan could deliver a key victory or two — but it won't come easily.

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Republican legislative leaders are at odds as a deadline nears to enact a marijuana legalization measure or let it go to a statewide vote in November.

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Republicans running for Michigan governor are preparing for the first of two televised debates.

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, a Republican who served suburban Detroit's Oakland County for 16 years after a career in insurance, died Tuesday at 84.

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or aides were reported injured, but the White House said one person was killed and another was seriously hurt.

Michigan congressman Mike Bishop, John Moolenaar and Fred Upton confirmed on Twitter they were on the train but uninjured.

Facebook fan page of Kid Rock

Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registration organization.

Lena Epstein
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Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump in the presidential election.

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As Republicans navigate sharp divisions involving Donald Trump, one Michigan journalist says the party reminds him of K-Mart’s old “blue light special:” tainted and beyond the point of meaningful repair.

Current State’s Mark Bashore finds out why from Detroit News editorial page editor Nolan Finley.

A Romney takes top spot on Michigan GOP

Feb 23, 2015
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Michigan’s Republican Party has a new Chairwoman.

At its Lansing convention Saturday, activist Ronna Romney McDaniel got the nod on the first ballot.

She replaces commercial property developer Bobby Schostak at the top of the Michigan GOP. The 41-year old niece of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said ‘We need to a Republican in the White House through Michigan in 2016.’  Current State talks to Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta about the state's new GOP leader.  

About 15 hundred Republicans are meeting on Mackinac Island this weekend to get ready for the 2014 and 2016 elections.

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