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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 23-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on C-SPAN, 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. 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 100 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive.