Friday, February 5, 2021

Breaking: Laura Cox Secretly Appointed Anti-Trump Attorney To Be Lead Lawyer For MIGOP

Dennis Flessland

By Brandon Hall
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Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox secretly appointed Anti-Trump attorney Dennis Flessland to be the lead lawyer for the state party, WMP learned Friday.

Cox appointed Flessland around 3 weeks ago to replace Stu Sandler, who left the role of General Counsel to take a position in Washington DC with Senate Republicans.

Flessland has publicly supported efforts to purge President Trump from the party, as well as starting a new party free of Trump supporters.

Flessland also says that the GOP can't be both the party of Lincoln, and the party of Trump...

This guy was the best she could do?


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

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Making Stalin Proud: Cox Will Count The Votes At MIGOP Convention!

By Brandon Hall

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Wow! 😯

Apparently, Laura Cox will run the MIGOP Zoom convention on Saturday instead of handing it off to a separate Convention Chair, despite being a candidate herself!

Normally at state convention, we always elect a Convention Chair, someone who is not a candidate in a race to be decided by the delegates that day...

This practice is common at the District level, and that too should stop in the future...

She will be able to mute anyone she doesn't want to hear from, and she can pretty much stop the vote counting whenever she pleases!

“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.”
-Joseph Stalin


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

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MIGOP Convention DRAMA: Cox Drops 11th Hour Bombshell On Weiser After Two Year Coverup


By Brandon Hall
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In a bombshell email to Republican activists across the state Thursday morning, Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox re-entered the race for MIGOP Chair just 2 days before the convention, concurrently alleging that former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser paid Stan Grot $200,000 of party money to drop out of the race for Secretary of State in 2018.

Weiser and his Co-Chair, Meshawn Maddock, were expected to take office after this weekend without any opposition before the blockbuster announcement from Cox.

Grot, the Chair of the 10th District, and the elected Shelby Township Clerk, says Cox is desperate, questioning why she named him MIGOP Budget Committee Chairman.

"I am proud of my work turning Macomb County red and making it one of the most Republican areas in the country," Grot said in a statement Thursday. "I find it highly ironic that Laura Cox put me in charge of the party finances and appointed me Chairman of the Republican Party Budget Committee if she truly thought I shouldn't have been hired. Laura Cox is desperate to hold on to her job and full of sour grapes. Shame on her."

The email from Cox ignited a firestorm with precinct delegates and leaders across the Michigan Republican Party, the media, and political observers throughout the state.

Cox claims she will resign as Chair if she wins so that State Committee could choose a replacement in April. Cox said she has known about the issue with Weiser and Grot for two years, but is only coming forward now, two days before the election.

She says she didn't come forward during the last two years because of Weiser's health problems, and other issues.

Weiser addressed the controversy in a statement defending his actions:

"During my time as party chair, we were successful in turning the Upper Peninsula permanently red and, with Stan Grot’s help, we organized record turnout in Macomb County. As a result, Northern Michigan and Macomb are now the strongest Republican areas in the state. I proudly declined a chairman salary, which allowed the party to hire regional organizers, and we will grow that program to increase our numbers in other regions of the state in 2022.

Laura Cox’s baseless allegations are a desperate attempt to smear my name, based on a longstanding political grudge, and her inability to hold onto the job of party chair that she could not keep on her own merits. The contract in question was drafted by counsel, and I relied on that counsel. What's more, Laura's false allegations have been reviewed by former Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. of the Michigan Supreme Court, who has also consulted with other legal experts, and they all agree there have been no violations.

Laura has known about these issues for the past two years and, had there been any violation, which there wasn't, she would have compounded the problem and she would have been liable. Furthermore, Laura appointed Grot as chair of the budget committee, putting him in charge of the party's finances, undermining her entire assertion.

I'm disappointed by Laura's shameful attempt to destroy our party with unfounded and reckless conspiracy theories so that she can get back in the chair's race and save her paycheck. We must focus on our party and our future. As such, I have started putting together a staff and a plan to win in 2022."

Cox now claims to be a self righteous fighter for truth and transparency, yet still refuses to answer why she and Arlan Meekhof helped launder $10 million of taxpayer money to former MIGOP Chair Bobby Schostak when she was the Appropriations Chair in the Michigan House in 2018.

This bizarre stunt Laura Cox cooked up is just like the desperate girlfriend who claims she's pregnant when she's about to be dumped.

Delegates deserve real answers on this issue, not a cynical, 11th hour circus so Laura can save her job.

>>>Read The 14 Page Internal Report Cox Has Hidden From Delegates HERE


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

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Breaking: Democrat Congressional Candidate Dana Ferguson Arrested For Domestic Violence After Attacking His Wife As She Held Their Child


Dana Ferguson

By Brandon Hall

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According to documents obtained by West Michigan Politics, Dana Ferguson, candidate for Congress in Michigan's First Congressional District, was arrested and charged with domestic violence for attacking his wife as she held one of their children.

Ferguson allegedly grabbed her wrist and violently bent it back as he tried to rip the child out of her arms.

The incident, which took place in Negaunee, resulted in Ferguson's incarceration at the Marquette County jail after police decided to recommend arrest and prosecution. Prosecutors agreed.

WMP will update this story to reflect the final result of the case, which occurred in May of 2011.

Ferguson defeated Linda O'Dell to win the Democrat nomination for Congress in the 1st, he faces Rep. Jack Bergman in November.

Records show this was not Ferguson’s first criminal offense. He was on probation for 12 months for aggravated stalking in 2006.

A copy of the domestic violence police report is available below:


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

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Breaking: State Rep. Shane Hernandez Backs Whitmer Impeachment Inquiry

By Brandon Hall
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In a major development Sunday evening, House Appropriations Committee Chairman State Rep. Shane Hernandez tells West Michigan Politics he supports a special committee to investigate whether the corruption and scandals surrounding Governor Whitmer's mishandling of Coronavirus merit impeachment, or a historic censure.

From an Unemployment system crisis she's done almost nothing to fix, her evil, mind boggling Coronavirus nursing home policy, allowing Biden adviser Ed Duggan to line the pockets of a Democrat firm on a "contract tracing" program, violating her own Executive Order repeatedly, and questionable use of data, Whitmer's mismanagement during the virus panic has not been the perfect picture the corporate media regularly portrays.

"I think all of that needs to be looked into, and I think it will take months to get to the bottom of it," Hernandez said. "I would like to see the Select Committee on COVID-19 transition (to consider impeachment, or censure). I don't know how we'll ever get the data, but we sure need to try."

Hernandez, who has one of the strongest Conservative records in the House, is running for Congress in the 10th District to replace Rep. Paul Mitchell, who is retiring. 
Mitchell has been extremely active fighting Whitmer, suing her in federal court, challenging the powers she claims.

Hernandez has helped lead the fight for the state's frustrated workers battling the unemployment system, but Whitmer hasn't seemed very interested in assisting.

The Michigan Constitution requires a majority of the House for impeachment, which the House Republicans have, but 2/3 of the Senate for removal. No Dem Senator will vote to remove. 

Knowing this, the Special Impeachment Committee could still opt for a historic censure vote to avoid a Senate trial.

 Imagine what the investigation, subpoenas, and subsequent sworn testimony might uncover?!

West Michigan Politics is creating a list of legislators who support (or refuse to support) launching a Whitmer impeachment inquiry, and will share that in the near future.

In Pennsylvania, dozens of Republican legislators have stepped up to initiate impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf.

“It is understandable that members are frustrated by the governor’s unilateral actions,” 
 House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler's spokesman Mike Straub said, adding that “a resolution like this grows out of that frustration and is about holding the executive accountable when he refuses to engage with the elected voices of the residents of our commonwealth.”

President Trump boldly proclaimed Friday at Mt. Rushmore that:

 "No person who remains quiet at the destruction of this resplendent heritage can possibly lead us to a better future. 

The radical ideology attacking our country advances under the banner of social justice, but in truth, it would demolish both justice and society. It would transform justice into an instrument of division and vengeance and it would turn our free and inclusive society into a place of a repression, domination, and exclusion. 

They want to silence us, but we will not be silenced.

It is time for our politicians to summon the bravery and determination of our American ancestors. It is time. It is time to plant our flag and to protect the greatest of this nation for citizens of every race in every city in every part of this glorious land.

For the sake of our honor, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our union, we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes. 

Here tonight before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago, that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen."

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

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

***"Grand Haven Beach Bash" Planned To Protest State Park Shutdown***

***Grand Haven Beach Bash!***

Grand Haven State Park
Saturday, May 16th, 3:30-6:30 PM

Grilling, beach games, music, Elephant Ears, and MORE!

Are you ready to sit in your house all summer because GRETCHEN WHITMER said so?

The Gretch Who Stole Easter and Mother's Day has her eyes set on Memorial Day, possibly even Fourth of July!
Do you think it's acceptable to close the parking lot at Grand Haven State Park, subsequently kicking out the elderly and disabled who depend on the lot to people-watch and look at the sunset?

Everyone else can figure out a way to get in, they can't. One of the last things they love to do that was still available during quarantine was RIPPED from them!

If the answer to either of these questions is no, OR if you just want a fun day at the beach, join us!

This family-friendly event will be unlike any protest you have ever attended!

We are also encouraging all fishermen, boaters, and those who just want to parade by the beach in their vehicles to come out as well!
State Representative Steve Johnson will be speaking as part of a limited program. 

(This is a beach party, not a Lincoln Day dinner πŸ˜‰)

Feel free to message me if you are interested in helping! Or email
We are in discussions with applicable law enforcement agencies to make sure this is a safe event for all! They have been WONDERFUL!
>>>Stay tuned for important updates regarding parking, weather,and other frequently asked questions! Plan on parking at the Y, near the Tip A Few, or along South Harbor.

Also: Weather is looking positive. We will have a tent if needed, and would only cancel if severe thunderstorms with lightning are expected as of Saturday morning. It's Michigan, and fittingly, chance of rain has fluctuated from 75% yesterday to 25% this morning and 45% right now.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Rage Against The Queen: The Day Lansing Stood Still, And The Battle For Michigan Began

Via The Lansing State Journal 

By Brandon Hall
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On April 15, 2020, no city in America had worse traffic than Lansing, Michigan. 

Hundreds swarmed the Capitol lawn, and thousands flooded downtown. The convoy stretched out to the highways. 

It felt unreal.

As I walked around Michigan and Cedar-normally an intersection swarming with activity before Coronavirus-it felt more like a takeover than gridlock. I could have had a picnic in the middle of the road.

Since then,  the Lansing protests have inspired dozens of states across the country in a historic movement that is only growing stronger.

Michiganders traveled to Lansing from every corner of our beautiful state.

They came from Antrim to Ann Arbor, the Keweenaw to Kentwood. They came from Okemos and Ontonagon. Monroe, Mount Pleasant, and Muskegon. Grand Haven and Grand Traverse...


They weren't Klansman or Nazis like Gretchen Whitmer and her paid propagandists and puppets are trying to dupe people into believing.

They were Moms and Dads, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. Families. People like your Grandparents, or the guy or gal who owns that bar, restaurant, or business you love that may never be able to open again. 

High school seniors robbed of commencement, spring activities, and much more. 

Michiganders who have been told the job they take pride in to provide for their families is "not essential." 

Single Moms on the brink of crying because they just want to work and are not getting the help they need.

Of course, too many in the fake news, corporate media are gleeful to promulgate Whitmer's phony racist narrative, but that is no surprise. (Thankfully, their have been some bright spots with pretty fair coverage.)

Governor Whitmer today hinted she may not lift restrictions until August. She also spewed outright lies about Sparrow Hospital being impacted by the protests.
It's not her first time shamelessly lying during this panic. Remember the phony story about President Trump trying to cut off medical supplies from Michigan? 

Gretchen Whitmer should resign before Michigan's small business infrastructure completely collapses, families face record bankruptcy, and municipalities across the state erupt with civil disturbances.

Some memes feature Whitmer and say "still your Governor." 

Of course, she was elected by a wide margin. She's my Governor, but she's not my Queen. I will not be her subject.

Pray for Michigan, it looks like some very trying times may be imminently awaiting. 

There is no reason why those who want to remain on house arrest can't continue to do so, and the rest of us will get back to opening up Michigan.

"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery."

-Thomas Jefferson


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

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