GOP insiders from Lansing are hoping to purge conservative delegates in Livingston County during the August 2, 2016 primary. The insiders are attempting to disguise themselves as conservatives by using a front organization called The Michigan Freedom Fund.
These insiders are upset with current delegates for standing up to party leaders in opposition to numerous Republican-initiated tax increases. The insiders are especially aggreived with Livingston delegates who opposed the May 2015 gas tax increase. Known as Proposal 1, conservative delegates worked to successfully defeat this $2 billion tax increase by a statewide margin of 80% to 20%. Locally, in Livingston County Proposal 1 was defeated by an even bigger margin 85% to 15%. This larger margin was due to the organization of conservative delegates in our county.
Beware of postcards mailed from The Michigan Freedom Fund expressing support for specific Delegates to County Convention. These postcards imply The Michigan Freedom Fund supports conservatives, when in fact they support GOP insiders.
Don't be fooled! More information can be found here.