#MIGOP LEADERS AGREE: Mitt Romney Won the Debate

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This is an impressive list of statements from well respected conservatives in the state of Michigan, including current and former office holders:

Governor Rick Snyder: “Mitt Romney is not a career politician. He’s a businessman who knows how to balance the budget and he has a credible plan to put our country on a sustainable path. That’s the kind of leadership we need in Washington. Mitt Romney understands the economy and what it takes to create jobs.”

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley: “Mitt Romney is gaining support among conservative voters in Michigan because it’s clear from his track record that he is not afraid to make the tough decisions needed to reduce our nation’s debt.”

Former Attorney General Mike Cox: “Mitt Romney is gaining support and strength in this primary because of performances like the one he delivered tonight. Michiganders can feel confident that they will have a president who is looking out for them by creating jobs and lessening the crushing debt that we face. The bold economic plan that he laid out today will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that has been held back by President Obama’s anti-growth policies. I look forward to spreading this message to Michigan voters over the next week.”
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News From Michigan: Saul Anuzis Endorses Mitt Romney

Saul Anuzis, former Michigan GOP State Chairman and MI Republican National Committeeman has endorsed Mitt Romney. Sept 15, 2011

We’re very happy to announce that Saul Anuzis, former Michigan GOP Party chairman and current MI Republican National Committeeman, has endorsed Mitt Romney:

From Governor Romney:

Boston, MA – “Saul Anuzis is a widely respected leader of the conservative grassroots movement, not only in Michigan, but across the country,” said Mitt Romney. “I am thrilled to have him on board our leadership team in a critical state like Michigan.”

“I am proud to endorse Mitt Romney for President,” said Anuzis, “His singular focus on fixing our economy combined with his Michigan roots and ability to relate to the hopes and dreams of Michigan voters make him the one candidate that can and will beat Barack Obama.”

“The most pressing issue facing Michigan and America is jobs and our economy. You can look at Mitt’s experience in turning around the Olympics, putting Massachusetts on a strong economic footing while cutting taxes 19 times and his career as a conservative businessman and see that he has the skills and experience needed to be President.”

Background On Saul Anuzis:

In 2005 and again in 2007, Saul Anuzis was unanimously elected Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. In 2009, he was elected as Republican National Committeeman for Michigan, and serves as Chairman of the RNC Technology Committee.

Saul Anuzis is a regular contributor to many other right-of-center blogs, and is recognized by many as one of the most tech-savvy RNC members in the country, leading the way in the use of technology as a tool in political party communications.

More from Anuzis:

After watching the last two debates, I have decided to publicly endorse and actively work in support of Mitt Romney’s effort to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. There are four primary reasons for my support:

ONE: He is uniquely qualified to serve as President – no one is better prepared.

TWO: He can beat Barrack Obama in November, early polls showing his strength.

THREE: He is a strong leader & has a vision to make America strong & prosperous.

FOUR: Mitt Romney will make Michigan competitive for Republicans in 2012 on the day he wins the nomination.

I have watched the nominating process unfold and as I have said over and over again, there is NOTHING more important for our country and our children than stopping Barack Obama and his policies.

To paraphrase William F. Buckley, I think now, more than ever, it makes sense to support the most conservative candidate who can win…Mitt Romney is that candidate and now is the time to start rallying our forces.
However, this election is so important and the task at hand so daunting I believe only the strongest, best organized, best financed and best prepared candidate can effectively challenge Barack Obama this fall across our entire country.

Romney’s singular focus on job creation combined with his Michigan roots and ability to relate to the hopes and dreams of native Michiganders make him Mark Brewer’s worse nightmare.

The most pressing issue facing Michigan and America is JOBS and our economy. No other candidate has the knowledge and experience creating jobs and turning things around. You can look at Mitt’s experience in turning around the Olympics, putting Massachusetts on a strong economic footing while cutting taxes 19 times and his lifetime career in the private sector.
Michigan clearly wants leadership with private sector experience because government has demonstrated they don’t have all the answers. America needs someone who gets it, who’s been there and done that, someone to help restore America’s confidence and greatness. We need something more than another career politician because it’s career politicians have gotten us into this mess and they aren’t going to get us out. Mitt is a conservative businessman and that’s the experience he will bring to the White House to turn our economy around.
To put it succinctly, with 25 years of experience in the private sector, Mitt Romney knows how our economy works and how to implement pro-growth policies that will produce jobs. Mitt is clearly the strongest candidate to take on President Obama and he has the skills needed to rein in spending, control our exploding deficits and bring fiscal sanity back to Washington.

Mitt Romney has taken a common sense conservative approach on issue after issue. From his jobs program, to taxes to support for a strong defense, his positions are sound. While some question his position as Governor on healthcare, we need to remember he was able to create their state’s program without raising taxes and by implementing a free-market plan, not a government plan. I believe that difference will be a strong issue for us when taking on Obama. He has also been clear that it was a state approach, which may not work in other states. That is why the issue should be addressed at the state level, not the federal level. And he is 100% clear on this: as President he will REPEAL Obamacare, and on day one will give all 50 states waivers from complying with Obamacare.
I firmly believe that Governor Mitt Romney is the right man, at the right time to step up and serve our country. As with every candidate, there will be things I don’t necessarily agree with or may have done differently myself. However, the ultimate test comes in the comparison to Barack Obama, his policies and Romney’s ability to offer our country a viable alternate.

Romney is tested, he’s ready, he’s committed and he is best prepared for the challenge ahead. I urge you to join me in supporting Mitt Romney to be our next President of the United States of America!

Saul Anuzis

Republican National Committeeman for Michigan

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Well done and well said!

Note: Michigan currently has an unemployment rate of 10.9%. Michigan stands a good chance to become a major player in the 2012 GOP primary if it moves its election up to February 28, as they are intending to do.

► Jayde Wyatt

RNC Meeting in Tampa, FL: Only Campaign Represented? Mitt Romney

The Republican National Committee has landed in Tampa, Florida this week for their three-day summer meeting (site of the RNC convention next year). Officials continue to organize and are scoping out convention venues.

Guess who is the only GOP presidential candidate to send representatives there?

You know it.

Mitt Romney.

WashingtonPost.com August 4, 2011

TAMPA — Mitt Romney has dispatched three senior campaign officials to hold strategy briefings with Republican National Committee members at the RNC’s summer meeting here, as Romney tries to consolidate the party establishment around his 2012 candidacy.

No other Republican presidential candidate has a presence at the four-day meeting, according to multiple RNC members. Romney’s team arrived in Tampa — which will host the 2012 Republican National Convention — to present the case for his candidacy to the RNC’s 168 state party chairmen and other committee members, the vast majority of whom are unaligned in the presidential contest.

Romney campaign roster announcing campaign briefing at the RNC summer meeting in Tampa, Florida. 8/4/11 (click on photo to enlarge)

Romney’s deputy campaign manager, political director and communications director will outline Romney’s strategy in the early voting states, the campaign’s fall timetable, and provide a briefing on the status of the race at a closed-door meeting here Friday.

The campaign plans to distribute maps of the country, color-coded based on the early states, so-called “momentum” states that follow, and the Super Tuesday states. It will brief RNC members on the political organization Romney is building in each, according toan RNC member who attended a pre-briefing on Wednesday with Romney officials.

The campaign also will give RNC members a packet featuring positive press clippings and a list of endorsements Romney has received in various states — an apparent effort to show that many in the GOP hierarchy are consolidating around Romney.

“The Romney campaign’s been the only one I’m aware of doing briefings like this, setting up organizations in all 50 states,” said Saul Anuzis, an RNC member from Michigan.

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Smart, smart, smart!

More RNC news coming out of Tampa…

August 4, 2011 – RNC rejects tough sanctions on primary calendar

TAMPA, Fla. (WACH, AP) — The Republican National Committee has rejected a plan to impose tougher sanctions on states that jump ahead in the presidential primary calendar.

The measure would have stripped VIP passes and desirable hotel accommodations from states like Arizona and Florida, which are considering late January primary elections. That’s a violation of RNC rules, and some Republicans say it could cause chaos.

But the RNC Rules Committee voted Thursday to postpone action on new sanctions until next year.

Republicans from states like New Hampshire and South Carolina called out Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer by name Thursday, pushing her state to wait its turn. Any significant change, they say, could force their states to move primaries to December or January.
Arizona Republicans say an earlier primary would highlight issues important to Western voters.

RNC’s latest ad: ‘Change Direction 4’

► Jayde Wyatt

Poll: Who is Your Pick for RNC Chair?

Please vote in the poll on the left sidebar.

On January 28 the 168 members of the RNC will elect the new RNC chair. Below are the six contenders and links to their websites.

Saul Anuzis
Saul Anuzis: Click here for his official website.

Ken Blackwell
Ken Blackwell: Click here for his official website.

Katon Dawson
Katon Dawson: Click here for his official website.

Mike Duncan
Mike Duncan: Click here for his official website.

Chip Saltsman
Chip Saltsman: Click here for his official website.

Michael Steele
Michael Steele: Click here for his official website.

Tough pick. I’m not even sure which is my favorite, but they are some I’ve eliminated from my pick list.
~Nate Gunderson