Michigan Republicans choose candidates aligned with Trump
They are poised to be officially nominated at a second convention in August and challenge Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in November. Trump has said his preferred candidates would not let Michigan be “stolen” in the next presidential election. DePerno’s rival for the nomination was Leonard, the party’s 2018 nominee whom Trump later nominated for U.S. attorney in western Michigan. State Rep. Ryan Berman, who finished third, urged his supporters to back Leonard in the runoff between Leonard and DePerno. The midterm election climate is expected to favor Republicans, but incumbent attorney generals and secretaries of state rarely lose.wftv.com
'Super Bowl of tax reform': Groups gear up for fight over Biden plan to raise taxes on rich, corporations
It is shaping up to be the "Super Bowl of tax reform," according to one person who is planning to join the fight. Conservative and libertarian-leaning groups made the passing of former President Donald Trump's tax plan a top priority at the start of that administration. Now such groups, including the one backed by billionaire Charles Koch, are preparing to campaign against Biden's tax reform proposal. The Trump tax cuts reduced the corporate rate from 35% to 21%. Americans for Tax Reform, which was founded by anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, for years has pushed back on any attempts to raise taxes.cnbc.com
Conservative activists pressure McConnell on election security
(CNN) - Conservative activists are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to support funding to upgrade voting machines across the country that critics argue are out of date and insecure. "We benefit from more secure elections. Election security advocates have long argued that the issue shouldn't be partisan. Democrats largely place the blame on McConnell, a Kentucky Republican who has refused to pick up various election security bills that have passed the Democrat-led House. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, has said he will introduce an amendment to boost election security funding at a markup of several bills in the Appropriations Committee on Thursday.