LANSING (AP) – Michigan Republicans are meeting to choose a new chair to lead the party in the 2016 election cycle.
Chairman Bobby Schostak decided not to seek a third term after heading the GOP since 2011.READ MORE: 2,175 Pounds Of Pot Found In Semi Truck In Detroit
His likely successor is Republican National Committeewoman Ronna Romney McDaniel. She’s favored in a three-person race against Norm Hughes and Kim Shmina at Saturday’s Republican convention in Lansing.
The 41-year-old Romney McDaniel lives in the Detroit suburb of Northville. Her uncle is former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney.READ MORE: Police Search For Armed Suspect Who Robbed 16-Year-Old Girl In Detroit
Hughes, a veteran party activist who served in the Reagan administration, is an architectural engineer. Shmina is a nurse who lives in St. Clair County.
Republicans had a successful 2014 election and hope to win Michigan in the presidential race for the first time since 1988.MORE NEWS: Michigan Gov. Whitmer Proposes $500 Tax Rebate For Working Families
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