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Maddock chosen for national ‘Women for Trump’ group

By: - July 19, 2019 4:53 am

Pro-Trump signs at an anti-Justin Amash rally in Grand Rapids, June 14, 2019

Meshawn Maddock, the co-founder of Michigan Trump Republicans, as been tapped for the national “Women for Trump” coalition for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

Maddock is the chair of the 11th District GOP and attended the recent “Squash Amash” event protesting then-GOP U.S. Rep. Justin Amash for backing Trump’s impeachment. Amash left the party soon after and became an independent. She noted in the press release that she’s married to state Rep. Matt Maddock (R-Milford).

“To be selected by the Trump campaign to help with his 2020 re-election is a huge honor,” said Meshawn Maddock. “Trump’s performance has been so strong that delivering his America First message to Michigan voters will be a joy.”

The group includes business owners, health care professionals, law enforcement officers, activists, wives, sisters and mothers, per a press release. Actress Stacey Dash and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi are among the co-chairs, and other key members include former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the duo of Diamond & Silk, who frequently appear on Fox News.

“‘Women for Trump’ will not only highlight the President’s clear record of success, but will share a vision of empowerment and prosperity for every person in every corner of our country,” said Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law.

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Susan J. Demas

Susan J. Demas is a 22-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQ+ people, the state budget, the economy and more. She previously served as Vice President of Farough & Associates, Michigan’s premier political communications firm. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 90 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She is the only Michigan journalist to be named to the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Reporters,” the Huffington Post’s list of “Best Political Tweeters” and the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Bloggers.” Susan was the recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation fellowship in nonprofits and politics. She served as Deputy Editor for MIRS News and helped launch the Michigan Truth Squad, the Center for Michigan’s fact-checking project. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 5,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 80 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two kids along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.