Republicans send message of unity at party convention


The main theme at the Michigan Republican State Convention Saturday was unity. 

From the moment it was gaveled in to the moment their November ballot was finalized, Republicans at the convention wanted to get across their point that their party gets results. 

“You know 8 years ago we were on the mat, we were on life support,” gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette said. “But we’ve rebounded, we’ve rebounded because of our outstanding Republican team. 

It’s a message people at the convention believe wholeheartedly, and with their leader rallying them together, people in the room were told there’s nothing the Republican Party can’t do. 

“I reject the notion of some, the pessimists and the hand wringers that our best days are behind us, they’re in front of us,” Schuette said. 

Putting a focus on jobs, education, economy, lowering auto rates and fixing roads, Republicans say a “blue wave” just isn’t an option, if the state of Michigan is to move forward.

“We’re gonna win again on November 6th up and down the ballot, we’re gonna win and that’s starting right now,” Schuette said. 

Although the overall theme today revolved around unity-one big name was missing- Rick Snyder. The two-term Republican governor recorded a video message played at the beginning of the convention..but did not show up in person to pledge his support. 

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