Sunday, November 1, 2015

Developing: MIGOP Chair Romney Launches Investigation Of Doster Over Attack Mailers

MIGOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel

By Brandon Hall
(Email him at
Sources tell West Michigan Politics that MIGOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel is conducting an investigation into longtime Michigan Republican Party lawyer Eric Doster over his involvement in a controversial mailer in the 80th House District.

It's unclear what ramifications Doster may face.

WMP previously wrote:

"A front group seemingly formed for the sole purpose of attacking 80th District State House candidate Jim Storey has surfaced, and the man behind it may surprise you.

The flyer claims that Jim Storey is a liberal and a friend of President Obama...

Storey, along with Mary Whiteford and former State Rep. Cindy Gamrat, are the leading contenders in the Allegan County based House district. Former County Commissioner Bill Sage is also running, among others."

(Mailers also evidently went out in the 82nd attacking Gary Howell.)

Not only is Doster involved, so is his wife, Arlan Meekhof, and other Lansing insiders....

>>>Read more below:

What Will Ronna Do?! MIGOP Lawyer Initiates Attack Mailer In 80th District House Race

Meekhof Tied To Controversial 80th District Mailer As Ghosts Of 2010 Campaign Against VanderKamp Linger

Eric Doster

Who is Eric Doster? Here's his bio:

"A life-long resident of Michigan, Eric Doster was named Valedictorian of his high school with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Eric Doster received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Wayne State University Law School. While at Wayne State University Law School, he was awarded a scholarship as a member of the Moot Court National Team, and received various awards for brief writing. He was admitted to the Bar in 1988.
Eric is the longest-serving General Counsel in the history of the Michigan Republican Party, having served in this position since 1992. Between 1989 and 1992, Eric served as Assistant General Counsel to the Michigan Republican Party. A former high school valedictorian, cemetery caretaker, librarian, and basketball referee, Eric is one of Michigan’s leading authorities on election law, campaign finance law, and other laws affecting the political process. His client list includes political party organizations, lobbyist firms, various trade associations, Fortune 500 companies, public officials, ballot question committees, tax-exempt organizations, and other clients who engage in the political process.
In 2013, Eric released “Michigan Campaign Finance” – the first reference book ever written on Michigan campaign finance law. Doster, a recognized leader in this area of the law, designed the book to help people understand this complex topic."
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson


  1. Time to leave. We need new blood to flush out entrenched bad judgement. Doster - RINO establishment enforcer.

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