"Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Thursday picked up the endorsement of a first-term Michigan member of Congress. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, a member of the House agriculture, budget and science committees, said he was backing the Florida senator. He is at least the third of the Michigan House delegation’s nine Republicans to endorse a presidential candidate." (Detroit News)

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(MPRN-Lansing) A Republican legislator is drafting a bill to ensure that state lawmakers who are expelled or quit remain out of office. 

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Doctor Ben Carson took his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to Michigan, with stops Wednesday in Jackson and Spring Arbor University. 

"WASHINGTON — A few days after introducing her to the crowd at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller on Wednesday announced her endorsement of former Hewlett-Packard head Carly Fiorina in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016." (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Mackinac Island) Many Michigan Republicans spent the weekend on Mackinac Island, where they enjoyed fine dining and cocktail receptions, listened to the campaign pitches of five presidential candidates, and plotted the future of their party. And it was done mostly without the rancor that’s marked other Republican gatherings in recent years.