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The clown car of Republican jesters blowing the horn to round up support for Michigan Republican chair continues to crowd out any serious candidates eager to rebuild the state’s conservative party. January 5 was the last day to file and get signatures to appear on the state convention February 17-18 to determine who will lead the party into the next election cycle. Typically, the role is to raise money, first, and to bolster candidates who can win. Considering that the state party is so broke that they’re planning to charge delegates $50 to attend, raising money is not currently their strong suit, especially as co-chair Ron Weiser, who put in millions of his own moolah last cycle, is saying adios. His co-chair, Meshawn Maddock, wife of state Rep. Matt (Mad Dog) Maddock (R-Milford), was best buds with former President Donald Trump and encouraged loads of MAGA-leaning candidates last go-round to run while failing to raise the goods, is also waving bye-bye. In her wake are her spoils – Kristina Karamo, who despite losing to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, is – we are told – currently leading amongst delegates; former attorney general candidate Matt DePerno; Lena Epstein, who lost to be a U-M regent; and Michael Farage, William Putnam II from Tuscola County and JD Glaser from Kalamazoo. What do they all have in common? None have ever won an election they have run for. “Every one of them are losers,” said one former high ranking Republican, who said his money would be on Scott Greenlee of Advantage Management Consulting, who he said has run campaigns and can raise money. However, some say he may be too vanilla for the folk currently dominating the party. As for those who say the party might have to hit bottom in order to rebuild, the former GOP pooh-bah commented, “How much lower do we have to go – we already lost everything in 2022.”



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