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Michigan Republicans emerge from difficult year with sweeping wins

Michigan Republicans watch returns Tuesday night.
Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio
Michigan Republicans watch returns Tuesday night.

Tuesday night’s victories came after a contentious year for Michigan’s Republican Party.

Party leaders were sharply divided for months over Donald Trump as their presidential nominee and the direction of the party.

Now State Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel admits this has been a difficult year, her first as state party chair.

“I’ve seen Republicans coming home to our ticket,” Romney McDaniel told reporters at last night’s victory party, “Of course you’re always going to have people who weren’t on board, but I think overall when we talk about issues, Republicans come together.”

Michigan Republicans are celebrating GOP wins to hold control of the state House, a majority of the state’s congressional delegation and the state Supreme Court.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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