Update: Meeting cancelled
The meet-the-candidates forum has been cancelled, as Mr. Hagerstrom graciously agreed to withdraw his name from consideration for the MIGOP chair. Here is the text of his message to us:
After meeting with multiple members of the Trump White House, I’ve decided that the best way I can help make Michigan Great Again is to withdrawal from the race for MIGOP Chair.
I would like to thank all of my supporters for believing in me, and especially Meshawn Maddock for her commitment to conservative principles, incredible work ethic and her unwavering support for Mr. Trumps message.
This is not the end, but the beginning of something great. I am confident that Ron Weiser understands that the future of the Michigan Republican Party lies in embracing the constitutional principles that led to President Trump’s historic victory.
Ron has a history of showing the foresight to work with, not against, conservative Republicans. Not only was Ron a top fundraiser for the Donald J. Trump Presidential campaign, but he also played a pivotal role in making Michigan a right to work state.
Now is the time for all of us, as a united Michigan Republican Party, to get to work helping implement President Trump’s vision for the future. I look forward to working with all of you towards this goal, in whatever role God has in store.
Scott has always been a fighter for the Michigan Republicans and the grassroots in particular. We expect that he will continue in that role, with groups like the Northville Republicans Club actively supporting his cause.
Look for more updates on events to come!