Monday, February 23, 2015

Romney: Time To "Move Forward" From Agema Controversy

Michigan RNC Committeeman Dave Agema

By Brandon Hall   
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Ronna Romney McDaniel tells Paul Egan of the Detroit Free Press it's time to "move forward" from  controversies surrounding RNC Committeeman Dave Agema:

"Among the points of division is Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, whose comments and social media postings have been widely condemned as racist and anti-gay. McDaniel had refused to be drawn into the controversy while on the RNC, though RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and outgoing Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak are among those who have called on Agema to resign.

"Dave and I have had private conversations; I'm going to keep them private," McDaniel said Saturday. "There is no mechanism for removal. He's not going to step down, so we're going to move forward.""

Agema received almost 70% of the vote to defeat Saul Anuzis for the position in 2012.

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

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