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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ronna Responds To Matt Hall: Wendy Day Faces Resignation Or Removal Over Refusal To Back Trump

Ronna Romney McDaniel With Donald J. Trump


By-Brandon Hall
(Email West MIPolitics@Gmail.com)

MIGOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel says that Grassroots Vice Chair Wendy Day must resign, or face removal from the state committee after her refusal to back Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump conflicts with party rules.

According to an email shared by MIGOP State Committee member Luke Londo:

"Over the weekend, I received Matt Hall’s letter regarding our MRP Grassroots Vice Chair Wendy Day. Our mission, as the Michigan Republican Party, is to elect Republicans up and down the ballot. I take very seriously any actions that hurt this mission. I have been working nonstop this cycle, raising money and supporting all of our Republican candidates, as have many of you.

Those elected to leadership positions within the Michigan Republican Party have an obligation to support the Republican nominees up and down the ticket. While we may have different policy opinions or take issue with certain elements of each campaign, ultimately we have a duty, as party officers, to support the nominees the voters have chosen. If at any time we are unable to support the nominees within our party, one can choose to resign and forego this important role in party leadership."



>>>Here is the full email from MIGOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel:

"State Committee Members-

Let me begin by thanking each of you for your leadership and letting you know that this election is one of the most monumental in our lifetime. As we elect our next President we will also be electing the next Supreme Court Justices and setting a generational path for our country. In Michigan, our comeback is at stake and we need to maintain majority in the State House, re-elect our Congressional delegation, win our Education Board seats, and keep our rule of law majority on the Michigan Supreme Court.

This has been a challenging election where there is a considerable amount of party division. Over the next 24 days, I would ask that we each let our purpose unite us, that we work together for our nominee Donald Trump and against Hillary Clinton, and do the same for the remainder of our candidates up and down the ballot.

Romney, center, with CJ Galdes, Scott Hagerstrom, Lena Epstein, Jacob Daniels, Joseph Guzman, Pete Hoekstra, and Terry Bowman of the Trump campaign

We are working hard, putting in the necessary effort to be successful in all of our races. We continue to poll, knock doors, make calls, invest in mail, TV, digital, absentee chase, EDO, and GOTV operations. We can and will win if we unite and run through the tape on November 8th. Do not be discouraged by the national narrative trying to distract us from doing the work we know will help us win. When it comes to the issues, the voters recognize that we are presenting the right vision for our country and state. We need each of you to keep working. Please volunteer in any way possible and know that we are still a battleground state. Do not forget how wrong the Michigan polls were for the March primary on the Democratic side. Hillary was up 20 points and Bernie Sanders never gave up and won.

Over the weekend, I received Matt Hall’s letter regarding our MRP Grassroots Vice Chair Wendy Day. Our mission, as the Michigan Republican Party, is to elect Republicans up and down the ballot. I take very seriously any actions that hurt this mission. I have been working nonstop this cycle, raising money and supporting all of our Republican candidates, as have many of you.

Those elected to leadership positions within the Michigan Republican Party have an obligation to support the Republican nominees up and down the ticket. While we may have different policy opinions or take issue with certain elements of each campaign, ultimately we have a duty, as party officers, to support the nominees the voters have chosen. If at any time we are unable to support the nominees within our party, one can choose to resign and forego this important role in party leadership.

Wendy recently stated on television that she is unable to vote for Donald Trump. As a result, many have called on me to make vacant the Grassroots Vice Chair position, per our bylaws. I have spoken with Wendy and want to give her to opportunity to address the committee. As of our last conversation, she was drafting a letter.

When I receive that letter, I will forward it on and we will proceed from there.

Know without a doubt that your Michigan Republican Party Chairman and my staff are working diligently every day to elect our nominee, Donald Trump, and every other Republican on the ballot. I look forward to working with all of you to turn Michigan red on November 8th."

Day, right, with Mitt Romney
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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com

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12 comments:

  1. Likely her "letter" will include a ringing endorsement of her preferred candidate. Earth to Wendy: All candidates do not align with all personal preferences (e.g., McCain, Romney, Bush, etc.)

    Resign already.

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  2. I worked in elections past for candidates I felt were far from the best we should have nominated. The consequences of electing the democratic ticket are so dismal and portentous that even though trump's baggage rivals that of bill Clinton, trump is my choice this year. Our country may not survive another four years with the clintons in the White House but we may survive if we republicans pull together and act upon our stated beliefs.

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  3. Trump comes NO WHERE CLOSE THE THE CORRUPT CLINTON'S. NO WHERE! GET OVER IT!

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  4. "one can choose to resign and forego this important role in party leadership", is that like 'give up'..... Lol. That's just not in some DNA... Good Luck.

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  5. I fully support Wendy Day in her personal refusal to back Donald Trump for president. If he were running as a Democrat, we would be having a field day.

    Without having reviewed Wendy's public "on-duty" comments, I fear that if we expel from the party those, such as myself, who refuse to back Donald Trump, we may divest ourselves of some of those best able to stand against a rising tide of historical ignorance, low morals and religious enmity.

    If we lose a battle while seeking to win a skirmish, we have done ourselves no benefit.

    - Rob Wagner

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    1. She is not being expelled from the Party. She is currently a leader in the Party, so is expected to support the election of those on the Republican ticket. When a person will no longer perform the duties of a position in which they agreed to serve, it is only a matter of integrity that the person resign from it.

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    2. Wow, so we support someone who we know is wrong for this country, and is a disgusting and deplorable human being.............all because of the party. I'm not in love with either of our choices,but I FEAR that Ms. McDaniels loyalties are misplaced. Her loyalty is to the United States of America first and foremost. If that's the best we can do for the Republican party then you should all be ashamed.

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  6. So much for the "Big Tent." I voted for Donald Trump absentee last week, but I am disappointed in the response of many for those who struggle. Wendy was VOTED in - VOTERS should take her out next election if not happy with her. Why do we keep throwing people away?

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  7. Either you are on the team to win or not. If you are not working to win then you are a part of the problem that is big in this country. Did not get my way so I will sabotage the team. Look at what is happening around the state with the thieves and thugs. They are so afraid of Trump they are stealing signs and destroying property. Is that what little ms. wendy wants????

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  8. So can't wait for Nov 8 and you Trumptards have a melt down. You deserve Clinton. No worries. The GOP is going the way of the Whigs and you fascists with it.

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  9. Principles over party.

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  10. Which part of the bylaws are referred to here?

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