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January 23, 2023 ~ Kalamazoo attorney Matt DePerno has picked up the endorsement of former President Donald Trump to become the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.
“Sadly, the radical Democrats have taken control of the State and are working hard to destroy it forever,” Trump said in a news release. “Republicans in Michigan must unite and work together if they want to save Michigan. We must start by supporting Matt DePerno for chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. He is the only candidate running who can get the job done!”
January 23, 2023 ~ Kalamazoo attorney Matt DePerno joins “All Talk with Tom Jordan & Kevin Dietz” to talk about the endorsement he received from former President Donald Trump to become the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.
(CONTINUED) “It’s a great honor,” DePerno told 760 WJR’s Kevin Dietz. “[Trump] I think recognizes and realizes that I’m the person who can help fix this fractured Republican Party right now.”
“For too long, we spent too many days fighting each other, and that has to change. If we can agree that the people we’re fighting against are the democrats, then we can unite.”
DePerno, who was backed last year by Trump in his bid to become Michigan attorney general, lost that race to incumbent Dana Nessel by more than nine points. His efforts were dogged by national reports that DePerno and his team allegedly gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence of Trump’s election fraud claims. Nessel has appointed a special prosecutor to determine if charges in the matter are warranted.
Eleven candidates in all are running to become chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. The job is currently held by Ron Weiser, an Ann Arbor businessman who has declined to seek an additional term. Republicans will choose Weiser’s successor as part of the GOP state party convention, which is scheduled for February 17 and 18 in Lansing.
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