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News from Progress Michigan 

May 4, 2016

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

PM to Michigan Republicans: Do You Stand With Trump?

Trump is now the standard bearer of the GOP; do MI elected officials support him? 

MICHIGAN — Donald Trump is now the sole Republican candidate for the presidential election and Progress Michigan is asking Michigan’s GOP elected officials if they stand with Trump — and his bigotry, misogyny, racism and ignorance.

“Trump’s brand of politics is steeped in racism and sexism and has no place in Michigan. But the question is, will our state’s Republican elected officials support and endorse his campaign for the presidency? We think Michiganders deserve to know,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “We’ve sent an open letter to Republican lawmakers to see where they stand. Do they stand with Trump or do they stand with the people of Michigan who want more than a shameless and ignorant billionaire as president?”

Progress Michigan sent the following letter to Michigan’s conservative elected officials:

With news that both Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich have dropped out of the race for the White House, Donald Trump is now the standard bearer of the Republican Party. The people of Michigan deserve to know when they go to the polls this November who stands with Trump and his bigotry or who is willing to stand up to him.

Throughout this campaign, Donald Trump has insulted many Americans. He has insulted entire immigrant communities, denigrated women, made fun of persons with disabilities and attacked workers. He even went so far as to say that Michigan auto jobs should be sent to other states.

The voters of Michigan deserve to know where you stand. Do you stand with Donald Trump or will you reject him and stand with Michigan families?

Let us know, email us by 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th at and tell us where you stand. We will post your responses publicly Thursday afternoon.

“We look forward to hearing from Michigan Republicans over the coming days,” Scott continued. “Where do their loyalties lie? With their party or the Michiganders who Trump has demonized and attacked?”


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