CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES NEED YOUR HELP!

Are you sick of Republican politicians who run for office as conservatives, but don't vote that way in office?  So are we.

Over the past few years, the Republicans in the Michigan legislature have achieved some real conservative victories, including Right to Work, a balanced budget, and a streamlined corporate tax system.  However, they have also passed the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, implemented the Common Core education standards, and voted for corporate welfare spending and tax credits big and small.  They have also failed to pass much achievable conservative legislation on issues from abortion and gun rights to cutting unnecessary spending and regulations.  They are even seriously considering raising gas taxes and passing legislation to discriminate against Christian businesses that don't what to participate in homosexual marriage ceremonies.

What can be done?  We need to elect solid conservative candidates--people who will vote based on conservative principles rather than political convenience.  The good news is that there are many people running for Michigan legislature who fit that description.  The bad news is that for the most part, they are being opposed by the Republican establishment, which has the advantage in organization, name recognition, and fundraising.

That's where we come in.  The Madison Project Michigan PAC raises money for conservative candidates through our network of grassroots conservatives. We provide our members with campaign profiles of selected candidates, and contributions to the PAC are used to support those candidates.

Our values are Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Limited Government, Defenders of Religious Freedom. We only endorse candidates who clearly demonstrate their conservatism. We evaluate every House and Senate race in Michigan, and our endorsements are only extended to key competitive races which have a strong conservative candidate with the ability to win.

For the most part, grassroots conservatives can't count on financial support from special interest groups like the Chamber of Commerce.  They need your help.  Talk is cheap.  Michigan conservatives need to put our money where our mouths are.

Please DONATE to the Madison Project Michigan PAC to help us elect solid conservatives in Michigan.  Just click the button at the top right.

ENDORSED CANDIDATES:

Senate District 7 Patrick Colbeck, Republican - Canton              

Senator Patrick Colbeck is a leading conservative voice in the Michigan state senate.  He was first elected in 2010, defeating several more established politicians.  He immediately became a champion for Right to Work, building a coalition that eventually saw the bill passed and signed into law in 2012.  He also led the effort to stop Medicaid expansion in Michigan and has been a reliable vote for conservative causes.  He faces a primary challenge, but his main battle will be in the general election.  He is being targeted by democrats and unions, and his opponent will be democrat State rep. Dian Slavens.

 

House District 38 Dan Lauffer, Republican - Walled Lake      

Dan Lauffer is a retired pastor and college professor.  He is running on opposition to Medicaid expansion and tax increases.  He faces a competitive primary against Kathy Crawford in a safely Republican district.

 

House District 42 Lana Theis, Republican -  Brighton                LanaFrontPagePic.jpg

Lana Theis is Brighton Township Treasurer and former Chairwoman of the Livingston GOP.  She has been a leading advocate for conservative causes for many years, including limiting government's power to raise taxes.  She is solely endorsed by Michigan Right to Life.  She faces a primary that includes a liberal "Republican" who endorsed Obama and raising taxes.  The district is safely Republican.

 

House District 43 Jose Aliaga, Republican - Clarkston                 

Jose Aliaga is an Independence Township Trustee who is also a teacher.  He has advocated for conservative causes in both Independence Township and across the state.  He faces a competitive primary in a safely Republican district.

 

House District 44 Jim Runestad, Republican - Waterford         

Jim Runestad is an Oakland County Commissioner and small business owner.  He led the effort to mandate E-verify for county contractors, to ensure that these jobs go to American citizens.  He has also advocated for fiscal responsibility and civil liberties on the county commission.  He faces a competitive primary in this safely Republican district.

 

House District  47  Wendy Day, Republican - Howell                 

Wendy Day is a former Howell School Board Trustee who fought to bring transparency and fiscal accountability to the district.  She also ran the Tea Party group Common Sense in Government which helped to eliminate the illegal SEIU ripoff of home health care workers. She faces a competitive primary in this safely Republican district.  (Note that Phil Campbell is also an acceptable candidate in this race.)

 

House District 56 Jason Sheppard, Republican - Lambertville      

Jason Sheppard is a Monroe County commissioner and business owner.  He is running on a solidly conservative platform.  He is solely endorsed by Michigan Right to Life.  He faces a contested primary in this highly competitive district.

 

House District 58 Jeff Jacques, Republican - Jonesville      

Jeff Jacques is a small businessman with an economics degree from Hillsdale College.  He is running on a solidly conservative platform.  He faces a competitive primary in a safely Republican district.

 

House District 59 John Bippus, Republican - Three Rivers         

John Bippus is a former St. Joseph County commissioner and current road commission chairman.  He has advocated for fiscally conservative policies.  He is solely endorsed by Michigan Right to Life.  He faces a competitive primary in a safely Republican district.

 

House District 61 Phil Stinchcomb, Republican - Portage       

Phil Stinchcomb has been a Kalamazoo County Commissioner since 2010.  He is a sales representative selling steel to manufacturers.  He has been a leading advocate for property tax reform and fair valuation of housing.  He faces a competitive primary in this fairly Republican house district.  See Phil's Announcement Video here.

 

House District 65 Robert Sutherby, Republican - Jackson      

Robert Sutherby is a Leoni Township Trustee and local businessman.  He is running on opposition to tax increases.  He is solely endorsed by Michigan Right to Life.  He faces a competitive primary in a safely Republican district.

 

House District 71 Tom Barrett, Republican - Potterville               

Tom Barrett is a US Army veteran who has served three tours overseas, including one in Iraq.  He is a longtime conservative activist who has fought for many conservative causes and candidates across the state.  He is not opposed in the primary.  He is challenging liberal democrat State rep Theresa Abed in the general election in this highly competitive district.

 

House District 72 Gabe Hudson, Republican - Byron Center      

Gabe Hudson was a career US Army soldier and Vietnam veteran.  He is running on opposition to Medicaid expansion and Common Core.  He is challenging moderate incumbent Republican Ken Yonker in the primary in this safely Republican district.

 

House District 73 Frank Pfaff, Republican - Comstock Park      

Frank Pfaff is a US Army veteran and salesman in the jewelry industry.  He is a solid fiscal and social conservative.  He faces a competitive primary in a safely Republican district.

 

House District 79 Cindy Duran, Republican - St. Joseph            

Cindy Duran is a registered nurse and conservative activist in Berrien County.  She is passionately opposed to Medicaid expansion and Common Core.  She is challenging moderate incumbent Republican Al Pscholka, who supported Medicaid expansion and Common Core, in the primary.  The district leans Republican in the general election.

 

House District 80 Cindy Gamrat, Republican - Plainwell            

Cindy Gamrat is a Registered Nurse and homeschool mom.  She is also the founder of the Plainwell Patriots TEA Party group. She has advocated for many conservative causes across the state.  Cindy faces a competitive primary in this safely Republican district.

 

House District 90 Geoff Haveman, Republican - Hudsonville    

Geoff Haveman is a lawyer and Republican activist.  He is running on a strong limited government platform.  He faces a competitive primary in a safely Republican district.  (Note that David Kroll is also an acceptable candidate in this race.)

 

House District  98  Gary Glenn, Republican - Midland               

Gary Glenn is a longtime conservative activist in Michigan.  He is President of the American Family Association of Michigan.  He was the author of the Michigan Marriage Amendment passed by public vote in 2004.  He was a leader of the Michigan Freedom to Work Coalition which helped to pass Michigan's Right to Work law in 2012.  He faces a competitive primary in this safely Republican district.

 

House District 105 Triston Cole, Republican - Mancelona          

Triston Cole is a small business owner and family farmer.  He has successfully advocated for legislation that reduced regulations on farming and trucking. He faces a competitive primary in a safely Republican district.

 





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