Republicans prepare for leadership conference with possible primary challenges in background

9:44 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Republicans prepare for leadership conference with possible primary challenges in background

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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.