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Live from the MIGOP Convention

It was a snowy and cold night hear in Grand Rapids, but that did not stop the hundreds of GOP delegates from around the state from turning out for a great time. 

There was some old familiar faces walking the halls of the Amway Grand and the Devos Convention center, but it was the bright fresh excited young faces that really stood out.  It is very promising to see so many young people taking an interest in politics.

It is clear from the turnout at this years convention that Michigan is a “hot spot” on the 08′ radar. 

 Mitt Romney’s brother Scott toured the Caucus rooms with a Blue T’shirted clan of young Republicans.

Sam Brownback was also seen making his way around tha halls with a crew of supporters.

I really did not notice much ofa Giuliani presence other than a small table in the from lobby, but with reports of a recent endorsement for the former Mayor by Congresswoman Candice Miller I would not be surprised if there was some talk around the halls about his candidacy.

The most vocal group of the night was definitely the supporters of Senator John McCain.  They had a large group of people in and out of caucus rooms with Chuck Yob and Holly Hughes.  Minnessotta Governor Tim Pawlenty was in town speaking on the Senator’s behalf and Team McCain managed to put together quite a show.

 I am about to make my way down to some of the parties downstairs, Governor Romney’s people have put together quite a spread for the Michigan delegates, and the McCain people have been handing invites out all day to there fiesta.

 I will give a more detailed account of today’s events tomorrow.


February 10, 2007 - Posted by | Michigan Politics

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