Sunday, October 4, 2015

State Rep. Triston Cole Betrays Conservatives, Holds Weekly Meetings With Meekhof To Plot 2018 Campaign For Governor!

State Rep. Triston Cole

By Brandon Hall
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State Rep. Triston Cole spits a strong Tea Party game, but sources tell WMP that the freshman legislator is part of a group that holds almost weekly meetings with Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof as he plots out a run for Governor in 2018.

Meekhof is the number one enemy to conservatives in Lansing, so it's pretty sad to see Cole has no problem being a puppet of the Senate Majority Leader as he tries to manipulate his way into the Governor's office. 

>>>After all, Meekhof relentlessly pushed Prop 1, a winner for the Senator's campaign bank account but a loser statewide, the biggest defeat for a proposal in Michigan history.

Meekhof was also vital in bringing Obamacare to Michigan, changed Senate rules to hinder public and media access, and backed shady real estate transactions like the MSP building and new #MeekhofSenateBuilding that left taxpayers on the hook for special interest deals...That's just the short version. 

How can Cole so eagerly work with Meekhof after smearing Michael Vickory in his primary as not conservative enough!? Wow.

WMP broke the news months ago that Meekhof is planning a run for the state's highest office, 

In a story later confirmed by Gongwer, WMP wrote:

"Governor Meekhof?

Prominent Michigan politicos tell WMP State Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof wants to be Governor, and as a result, he is making the moves needed to run in 2018.  Meekhof knows he has a big problem with, among other groups,Conservatives... 

Because of that, look for Meekhof to push the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, and a repeal of Common Core in Michigan. Meekhof is already in active discussions about legislation on those and other issues as well.This is also why he pushed the religious objection adoption bills.

Repealing "prevailing wage" was part of his plan, but Snyder won't sign it and his veto can't be overridden, leaving the fate of that policy in the hands of a citizen's petition drive for now. Meekhof is solidifying his establishment cred-and future campaign donations-by ferociously pushing a road package popular with the Lansing crowd that violates his campaign promise to fight tax increases."

>>>House of Meekhof:Senate Majority Leader Eyes Gubernatorial Run, Will Push RFRA+ Common Core Repeal To Regain Conservative Street Cred

#Meekhof4Governor? Gongwer Confirms WMP Story, Senator's Office Refuses To Deny


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


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