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Ryan Kelley told no out-of-state trips, no guns

Detroit Free Press

A federal judge has set a July 7th preliminary hearing date for Ryan Kelley. The Republican gubernatorial hopeful is accused of participating in the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol.

The pre-trial rules set by the judge say Kelley cannot travel out of state or carry a firearm, which are typical conditions. The judge denied Kelley’s request that he be allowed to carry a concealed gun as he campaigns across Michigan for the Republican nomination for governor.

Kelley is expected to travel to Washington DC for the preliminary hearing, where the government will have to show it has enough evidence to take the case to trial. Kelley faces four misdemeanor charges of taking part in the assault on the Capitol to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory.

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