Friday, December 26, 2014

The Pete Lund You Don't Know


By Brandon Hall

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With Ronna Romney McDaniel wasting no time throwing her hat in the ring to replace retiring Michigan Republican Party Chair Bobby Schostak, speculation is running rampant as to whether or not State Rep. Pete Lund will get into the race.

Many have spoken favorably about the prospects of a Lund candidacy-people like State Rep. Tom McMillin.

One of Lund's friends posted this gem to Lund's Facebook recently, and it highlights an important fact: Pete Lund has been involved in Michigan government for decades. He knows the players, he knows the game.

He has also proven his conservative credentials, consistently ranked as one of Lansing's most conservative lawmakers. (And dat hair, doe.)

Ronna Romney is already the subject of disgusting attacks we will not repeat here, and it's unfortunate because she seems very nice and would probably make a good Chair.

Delegates deserve a choice though, a real competition, not a coronation. Pete Lund looks like he may be ready to deliver just that.

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 comment:

  1. Thanks for the article, but I still don't know Pete Lund. I don't know Romney either, although the name suggests more of the same conservative posturing with a liberal agenda.