tea party

Fred Upton
7:42 am
Wed January 22, 2014

WestSouthwest: Representative Fred Upton on the year ahead in Congress

Allied Paper site - file photo
Credit WMUK


West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton sat down with WMUK's Gordon Evans and Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Yvonne Zipp to discuss a wide range of topics. 

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8:04 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Washington Post examines Amash's relationship with Republicans in district

Possible primary challenger scheduled to announce plans on Tuesday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Nearly three years after a band of renegade congressmen brought the tea party insurgency to Washington, there are early rumblings of a political backlash in some of their districts. Here in the Dutch Reformed country of West Michigan, long a bastion of mainstream, mannerly conservatism, voters in 2010 handed the House seat once held by Gerald R. Ford, to Justin Amash
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


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

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9:44 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Republicans prepare for leadership conference with possible primary challenges in background

Tea Party activists plan to challenge Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley at GOP convention. Some want to challenge Governor Snyder in primary
LANSING - When Michigan Republicans gather Friday on Mackinac Island for their nationally recognized leadership conference, it's not the scheduled sessions and speeches that will matter so much as what goes on in between. The 30th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference will open amid improving poll numbers for Gov.