More positive press about Ambassador Weiser

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September 20-22 was a very busy time for Michigan Republican and Conservative activists.  It was the biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.  This event is traditionally the kickoff point for most campaigns for statewide office as well as an excellent time for activists to get together and fellowship.  If you attended the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a couple of things were very clear.

1. Terri Lynn Land has overwhelming support from the party faithful.

Everywhere you went on the Island you saw a flood of red t-shirts with Terri’s name and logo.  She had excited volunteers who were getting petition signatures and handing out stickers.  Terri was greeted like a rock star wherever she went and the party faithful was very excited about working to make sure Terri is our next US Senator.

2. The rest of the ticket is starting to shape up without much controversy.

The races for our education board seats are shaping up.  Jeff Sakwa and Melanie Foster seem to be the consensus candidates for MSU Trustee.  They had a large army of volunteers and their party at the Aubudon Wine Bar at the Grand Hotel was VERY well attended.  Mitch Lyons, Dave Agema, and hundreds of activists watched the MSU/Notre Dame game with Melanie and Jeff.  While Scott Schultz also had a small presence on the Island, his event was poorly attended and he was not nearly as well received.

Ron Weiser was the only candidate for University of Michigan Regent with a presence on the Island.  Everywhere you looked you saw his Maize and Blue T-shirts and footballs emblazoned with his logo, “Playing offense to defend Freedom to Work”.  His party at Horns on Friday night was packed by excited activists and supporters eager to hear Senator Rand Paul and Governor Scott Walker.  While other potential candidates for Regent were on the Island, Ambassador Weiser had the only real presence.

Brian Pannebecker, Gov Scott Walker, Ron Weiser and Scott Hagerstrom

Attorney General Schuette, Secretary of State Johnson, Governor Snyder and Lt. Governor Calley also had a large presence on the Island with signs, stickers, and supporters.

Straw Poll Results

Decider Strategies and Gongwer News took over the Straw Poll this year and the results were very interesting.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley beat challenger Wes Nakagiri 86-14%, with 432 votes for Calley and 69 for Nakagiri.

In the presidential poll, Senator Rand Paul, who spoke at the conference Saturday, had 188 votes, or 36%, Governor Chris Christie, had 82 votes, or 16%. Next closest was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 42 votes, or 8%. Following Bush were Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, each with 7%, Senator John Thune of South Dakota, received 12 votes, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, received seven votes.

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18 Senators who vote no on Medicaid Expansion endorse Weiser.

The 18 Senators who voted NO on Medicaid Expansion in Michigan have endorsed Ron Weiser for U of M Regent!!  Major Conservative Endorsements

From Michigan Tea Party News.


Tea Party 18 endorse Weiser

Tea Party 18 endorse Weiser

First Rand Paul, Now Lt. Col Allen West

Awesome news.  I just got an email saying that Allen West has endorsed Ambassador Weiser.  Email posted below.


Fellow Conservative Activists,
At a time such as this, our nation needs leaders committed to Conservative ideals; Leaders who understand the importance of the rule of law, individual sovereignty, promoting economic freedom, and the vital importance of restoring the American opportunity society. And nowhere do we need those types of Leaders more than in roles of supervisory leadership on the campuses of our institutions of higher learning.

Allen WestIt has been my honor to know and work with Ambassador Ron Weiser. Ron was instrumental in passing Right to Work in Michigan and supporting Conservative, liberty-loving candidates across our great Country.

I know the importance of the synchronization of ground and air forces in combat working together to achieve an objective.

This strategy is just as important in politics as it is in warfare.  Ron understands this and through his work has provided the resources and the leadership to give air cover to our candidates and activists across the country as we fight our political battles to preserve our beloved Constitutional Republic.  He is also one of the rare political leaders who understands and respects the importance of a well fought, strategic grassroots campaign and its tactical implementation.

I join with US Senator Rand Paul in supporting Ron Weiser for Regent of the University of Michigan.  I know that the University will be well served by Ambassador Weiser and he has my full support.

Steadfast and Loyal


Allen B. West
Lieutenant Colonel, (US Army, Retired)
Member of the 112th US Congress (2011-2013)

PS – Please consider joining me in endorsing Ron by clicking the endorse button below.

Conservatives Unite Behind Ambassador Ron Weiser for U of M Board of Regents

Senator Rand Paul worked closely with Ambassador Weiser during the creation of Right to Work as well as working on other ventures in the past. The Senator had nothing but marvelous compliments to Ambassador Weiser, whether it is the “personal energy” that Ron puts into everything he does or his phenomenal successes as chair of the Michigan GOP. Senator Rand Paul knows two things about Ambassador Weiser;

“Ron will give it his all, and he will succeed.” – Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul believes in Ambassador Ron Weiser. In such a critical juncture in American politics it is important to have conservative leadership in our schools. As University of Michigan Regent Ron will give it his all, and he will succeed.

In addition to support from Senator Rand Paul, all 18 of Michigan’s conservative senators who voted against Medicaid expansion have voiced support for Ambassador Weiser for U of M Regent. Another supporter of Ambassador Weiser is Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Senator Cruz who supports the Right to Work legislation has praised Ambassador Weiser’s efforts in helping to pass Right to Work in Michigan.