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GOP chair apologizes for calling Whitmer, others 'witches'

Mar. 28, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Republican Chairman Ron Weiser has apologized for comments calling the three highest-ranking elected female leaders in the state “witches” who should be “ready for the burning at the stake.” The comments Weiser made during an event...

Michigan GOP chair calls top Democratic women 'witches'

Mar. 26, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leader of Michigan's Republican Party referred to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and two other top Democratic elected woman as “witches" that the GOP wants to “soften up” for a “burning at the stake” in the 2022 election. He also joked about...

Once the mainstream model, Michigan GOP embraces right wing

Feb. 26, 2021 05:54 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, can trace the arc of the state's Republican Party clearly. “This was the state where to be Republican was defined by Gerald Ford...

Far-right lawmaker takes over Oregon GOP in larger US shift

Feb. 22, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A far-right senator who has rebelled against coronavirus restrictions and supported protesters who stormed the Oregon Capitol has been elected chairman of the state Republican Party, showing how the GOP is taking a harder-line shift in some states and continuing to...