Michigan tea party groups

Michigan Politics
10:51 am
Tue September 24, 2013

WestSouthwest: Bridge Magazine examines the Tea Party's influence in Michigan

Bridge Magazine
Credit The Center for Michigan

Interview with Bridge Correspondent Pat Schellenbarger


In a series of stories, Bridge Magazine looks at what is called "a battle for the GOP's soul."

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Tea Party
10:27 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Bridge Magazine looks at the Tea Party's influence in Michigan

Tea Party Alliance members Gene Clem (right) and Sharon Lollio in photo from Bridge Magazine story
Credit Pat Schellenbarger, Bridge Magazine

Interview with Pat Schellenbarger

Bridge Magazine contribute Pat Schellenbarger says the Tea Party is better at blocking things they're opposed to rather than getting something passed. 

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Conservatives upset with Snyder
11:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Tea party activists say they'll withhold support from Snyder's re-election bid

Governor Snyder - file photo
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Interview with John Lindstrom


Several tea-party activists in Michigan are urging conservatives to sit out Governor Snyder's bid for re-election next year.  Updated with Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom

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7:25 am
Thu May 16, 2013

West Michigan tea party group says it was targeted by IRS

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President of Ottawa County Patriots will be part of press conference Thursday in Washington D.C.
Washington - A west Michigan tea party group said it believes its 21-month wait to receive Internal Revenue Service approval for nonprofit status is a result of the agency's admitted targeting of conservative groups. Jim Chiodo, president of the Ottawa County Patriots, said his group has been waiting since 2011 to win approval of 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.