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Michigan GOP regroups after fiery weekend convention


Michigan Republicans are back home following a weekend convention in Grand Rapids that pitted factions of the party against each other over endorsements for statewide offices, including attorney general and secretary of state.

The results need to be made official at the GOP August convention, but this allows the ticket to focus on fundraising and running against Democratic incumbents.

The results display former President Donald Trump’s continued grip on the Michigan GOP as his backed candidates for attorney general, secretary of state and other races swept the convention.

There was fierce fight as some party members hoped to move past old controversies and Trump’s continued re-hashing of election falsehoods and the 2020 race that he failed to win. Michigan Republican Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock

“Now we are together. We have a united team and I also want to thank Donald Trump for focusing on Michigan.”

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network.