McConnell gets win on Trump in NATO vote
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…news.yahoo.com
‘Red’ Ottawa County goes more conservative with newcomers blasting longtime incumbent leaders
They criticized the current Republican county leaders for not doing enough to stop the school mask mandate instituted by the county health director. And, during Tuesday’s primary election, voters overwhelmingly supported the right-leaning Ottawa Impact group over the more moderate Republican incumbents. Ottawa Impact candidates won big in the Aug. 2 Republican primaries for Ottawa County Board of Commissioners, sweeping eight out of nine primaries they ran in. Bergman previously framed the primary as a battle for the county’s Republican party, pitting “far-right” Ottawa Impact challengers against incumbent moderate conservatives. Curran was the only Ottawa Impact candidate not facing an incumbent county commissioner.mlive.com
Michigan GOP Rep. Peter Meijer, Who Voted To Impeach Trump, Loses Primary
Michigan Republican Rep. Peter Meijer lost Tuesday to a primary challenger backed by former President Donald Trump as he and two other Republican U.S. House members who voted to impeach Trump fought to hang onto their seats.detroit.cbslocal.com
Matt Hall wins Republican primary for Michigan’s 42nd House District
Matt Hall is headed toward victory in the Republican primary for the 42nd District in the Michigan House of Representatives, according to unofficial election results in Tuesday’s primary election. The Associated Press called the 42nd House District race for Hall at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, with 65.5% of votes counted. The 42nd Michigan House District was newly redrawn this year, and includes several townships within Kalamazoo and Allegan Counties. See the map below for the newly defined boundaries for state House Districts 40, 41, 42 and 45 in Kalamazoo County. More on MLive:Kalamazoo County election results for Aug. 2, 2022Michigan U.S. House election results for Aug. 2, 2022Michigan State Senate election results for Aug. 2, 2022Michigan State House districts election results for Aug. 2, 2022mlive.com
Tudor Dixon wins Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial primary, AP projects
Tudor Dixon, a conservative news commentator from Norton Shores, decisively won the Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday, according to a projection by the Associated Press. Trump, in the endorsement, called Dixon a “conservative warrior” and later phoned into a telephone rally to boost her campaign. Though the presumptive Republican nominee for attorney general, Matt DePerno, has declined to endorse a candidate in the primary. That morning the DeVos family, billionaires who cast a long shadow of influence in Michigan Republican politics, endorsed her campaign. The candidates who were betting their success on grassroots enthusiasm — particularly Soldano and Kelley — had a foil in Dixon from that point onward.mlive.com
Direction of county’s GOP at stake as school mask mandate sparks challengers to Ottawa’s incumbents
That group of candidates, called Ottawa Impact, has fielded nine Republicans to challenge eight same-party county board incumbents and one open seat on the board in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. Joe Moss, the executive director of Ottawa Impact and a candidate in the District 5 primary, did not return multiple calls for comment. Incumbent County Commissioner and Board Chair Matt Fenske said the county GOP is already splintered, “commandeered and taken over” by Ottawa Impact with the goal of unseating all Republican county board incumbents except county commissioner Kyle Terpstra. Fenske and Bergman were among six Republican county board incumbents recently censured by the Ottawa County Republican Party Executive Committee for allegedly encouraging Democrats to vote in the hotly contested Aug. 2 Republican Primary. The challenged Ottawa County commissioners, she said, haven’t done anything to combat it.mlive.com
Trump's Ukraine impeachment shadows war, risks GOP response
Even the staunchest defense hawks in the Republican Party stood virtually united by Donald Trump’s side when the then-president was impeached in late 2019 after pressuring Ukraine’s leader for “a favor” and withholding $400 million in military aid.
Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary
The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate is under way, with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they view as too toxic to win in the fall.
Trump must pay $110K, meet conditions to end contempt
A New York judge says he’s close to releasing Donald Trump from a contempt finding, but only if the former president meets certain conditions, including paying $110,000 in fines accrued for failing to turn over documentsin a state civil investigation. Judge Arthur Engoron said Wednesday he will conditionally lift Trump’s contempt finding if, by May 20, Trump submits additional affidavits detailing efforts to search for records and explaining his and his company’s document retention policies, a company he hired to aid the search completes its work and he pays the fines. Engoron ruled Trump in contempt on April 25 and fined him $10,000 per day for not complying with a subpoena.