Skip to comments.Tea party leader Wes Nakagiri wants to replace Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley in 2014
Posted on 08/26/2013 10:28:37 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
LANSING, MI -- Tea party leader Wes Nakagiri, a vocal critic of Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, is looking to replace him.
The Hartland resident and founder of RetakeOurGov announced Monday morning that he has filed paperwork to form a candidate committee and will seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in 2014.
"I am running to bring a conservative voice to the current Lansing administration," he said in a release. "Having a grassroots conservative on the 2014 ticket will energize the base of the GOP to come out and work hard on its behalf. This energy and enthusiasm will pay dividends up and down the ballot."
Calley, a former banker who previously represented Portland in the state House, also faced a tea party challenge at the 2010 Republican convention after he was tapped as a running mate by current Gov. Rick Snyder. A roll call vote was not held, however, and Calley went on to appear on the winning ticket.
Speaking Friday on WKAR-TV's "Off The Record" with Tim Skubick, Calley acknowledged disagreement within the Republican party on a few prominent issues but said he is "definitely a conservative voice" in the Snyder administration.
"I don't take anything for granted," he said of a possible convention challenge. "I'm old fashioned that way. At the end of the day I do feel I have very strong support within the convention and will continue to develop those relationships as we move forward."
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Good! We need all the Tea Partiers we can get. I hope that the Tea Party groups get moving in early to late Summer having rallies like they did the early to late Summer of 2010. I know that is what made the difference in the election of 2010. We need to get reenergized again. I have a bad feeling that the liberals are going to get people to the polls in 2010 due to the new voting laws. We need to do some serious countermeasures.
Anyone else read this as “Was a Naked Girl?”
There is considerable tea party power in Michigan and I think tea partiers nationwide could learn a few things from our state.
Those voting will be basically the same bunch who removed Saul Anuzis and replaced him with Dave Agema on the RNC.