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Giuliani in Michigan, not everyone is excited about his candidacy….

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in Macomb County, MI last night to speak at the county GOP Lincoln Day Dinner.

While in Michigan Mr. Giuliani picked up the endorsement of James Tignanelli, President of the 14,000 person Police Officer Association of Michigan…a huge pick up that might jump-start his state campaign; an campiagn that this article refers to as lacking behind Romney and McCain.

The part of the article that I found most interesting was this however:

“But Giuliani’s stance on some issues doesn’t sit well with Tom McMillin, the Michigan Republican Party’s Issues Committee chairman. He was among those who formed a group Friday called the Conservative Declaration of Independence, which vowed to withhold its support from the former New York mayor even if he wins the GOP presidential nomination.”

“We are conservatives first and Republicans second, and we will not stand by as the Republican Party considers nominating a pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-homosexual rights liberal as the nominee of our party,” McMillin said in a news release.

Here is their website www.theconservativedeclaration.wordpress.com.

This is basically what the major signers of the document have to say:

The Conservative Declaration of
– March 15, 2007  

When, in the course of political process, it might become necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, it becomes necessary to declare the causes which would impel the separation.  We, the undersigned of this digital document, hereby agree that we are Conservatives first and Republicans second, and that we would not support the candidacy of Rudolph William Louis “Rudy” Giuliani  if  the Republican Party chooses to nominate him for President of the United States. We hereby agree that Mr. Giuliani is an American hero for his performance in the aftermath of 9-11, however his liberal record as Mayor, appointment of liberal judges, and the conduct of his personal life make it impossible for us to support his candidacy under any circumstances. 

We hereby urge conservatives across the country to join us in signing this Conservative Declaration of Independence by emailing theconservativedeclaration@hotmail.com .  

In Agreement, 

New Hampshire 

Paul Nagy Draft Buchanan ’92Northeast Director, Buchanan ‘92Northeast Director, Christian Coalition, 1994-99 


Mark Forton Chairman, Michigan ConservativeUnion State Chairman, Buchanan for President, 1996 & 2000County Republican Chairman, MacombCounty Republican Party, 1994-1996

Tom McMillin 

State Field Director, Christian Coalition of Michigan, 1994-1998 Issues Committee Chairman, Michigan Republican Party, 2005-2007Board Member, American Family Association of Michigan, present.

It will be interesting to see what kind of traction this group gains nationally, as I am sure there are more conservatives out there who are very shaky on Giuliani’s record.


March 17, 2007 - Posted by | Michigan Politics, News from the News

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