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5:52 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

GOP gathers on Mackinac Island

About 15 hundred Republicans are meeting on Mackinac Island this weekend to get ready for the 2014 and 2016 elections.

We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta.
There are several prospective Republican presidential candidates auditioning here before Michigan Republicans. But the real focus is on next year and races for governor and U-S Senator, among others.
Saul Anuzis is a former Michigan Republican Party chairman.

“This kind of a huge pep rally for us," he says.  "We rally the troops, fire up the volunteers, meet the candidates, and get ready for the next election
cycle.”

Anuzis says there is still plenty of time before next year’s
election to quell the anger of Tea Partiers with Governor Rick Snyder.
They’re upset over his support for the Medicaid expansion, as well as
other policy differences.
For the Michigan Public Radio Network, I’m Rick Pluta on Mackinac Island.

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