Michigan GOP elects new leadership amid accusations of corruption
that allegedly involved national GOP Party Chair Ronna McDaniel after Weiser allegedly called McDaniel. She is also mentioned in a similar pay-off scheme during her run for Michigan GOP Chair, also allegedly organized by Weiser. Michigan’s GOP elected the new leadership amid party infighting and accusations of illegal activity. One involved an alleged $200,000 pay-off for a candidate to drop out of a race that allegedly involved national GOP Party Chair Ronna McDaniel after Weiser allegedly called McDaniel. She is also mentioned in a similar pay-off scheme during her run for Michigan GOP Chair, also allegedly organized by Weiser.
Laura Cox voted out as Michigan GOP chair, Ron Weiser elected for third term
Ron Weiser, chairman of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. DETROIT – University of Michigan Board of Regents member Ronald Weiser was elected to Michigan’s GOP chair during Saturday’s virtual Michigan Republican Party 2021 Convention. AdWeiser had been the Michigan GOP chair from 2009-2011 and 2017-2019. Ambassador to Slovakia under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005 and has been on the University of Michigan Board of Regents since 2016. The rest of Saturday’s election results can be read on the Michigan GOP website here.
Presence at US Capitol ahead of riot not likely to affect prospective Michigan GOP co-chair’s candidacy
LANSING, MI - Michigan Republican Party officials expect Meshawn Maddock, the only candidate for party co-chair, to remain on the ballot despite her presence outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. She and her husband, state Rep. Matt Maddock, R-Milford Twp., joined protesters in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. “The Speaker hasn’t seen any action that rises” to the level of discipline, said Lynn Afendoulis, former Republican state representative and current House Republican press secretary. Two Michigan House representatives lost committee assignments for comments interpreted as promoting violence last month. Rep. Gary Eisen, R-St. Clair Township, suggested during a radio interview that there was “going to be violence” at the Michigan Capitol prior to the state’s casting of Electoral College votes.mlive.com