Ron Weiser

Nessel won’t criminally charge Michigan GOP chair for ‘insidious’ $200K payoff

BY: - August 23, 2021

Updated, 3:23 p.m., 8/23/21 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that her office will not criminally charge Michigan Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser for using Michigan GOP funds to pay former Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot for his withdrawal from the 2018 Secretary of State race.  Weiser paid a $200,000 fine through a conciliation […]

AG kicks off investigation into false election fraud claims, review of GOP chair’s alleged 2018 payoff 

BY: - July 12, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel has accepted an invitation from state Republican leaders to investigate allegations of people profiting off false claims of election fraud.  Last month, the GOP-led Senate Oversight Committee wrapped its 8-month investigation into claims of widespread evidence of voter fraud in Michigan and released a 35-page report showing the continued right-wing claims […]

State GOP chair settles payoff complaint for $200K

BY: - July 6, 2021

Michigan Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser has agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve a complaint alleging the state party paid a candidate to drop out of the 2018 secretary of state race.  The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has been investigating a February complaint filed by Laura Cox, the immediate past GOP chair, about alleged […]

Michigan ‘witches’ take to the Capitol to protest sexism in politics

BY: - April 15, 2021

A few dozen people, garbed in cloaks and witches hats while carrying brooms, gathered in front of the state Capitol steps Wednesday evening to “fight the patriarchy.” The “Michigan Witches Against the Patriarchy” protest, hosted by Fems for Dems and Metro-Detroit Political Action Network, was a tongue-in-cheek response to the sexist comments Michigan Republican Party […]

U of M regents vote to censure Weiser, strip his committees

BY: - April 2, 2021

During a University of Michigan Board of Regents special meeting Friday to vote on a resolution censuring Ron Weiser, the U of M regent and Michigan Republican Party chair said he won’t be resigning from his university position. “As a university regent, I take full responsibility for what I said. And I’m sorry to regret […]

State GOP chair calls Whitmer, Nessel, Benson ‘witches’ to be ‘burn[ed] at the stake,’ jokes about Meijer, Upton being assassinated

BY: - March 26, 2021

Updated, 6:08 a.m., 3/27/21 with Weiser’s comments Michigan GOP Chair and University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser told attendees of a local Republican club on Thursday that the state’s top three female Democratic leaders are “witches” that Republicans need to defeat in 2022 by “burning at the stake,” and made a casual reference to assassinating […]

Despite last-minute firestorm, Weiser wins Michigan GOP chair 

BY: - February 8, 2021

After a long vote tallying process, the Michigan Republican Party elected Ron Weiser as the party chair Saturday evening at its online convention. At the 11th hour before the election, controversial emails from Weiser, who is a University of Michigan regent, sent to other board members were obtained by the media, including the Michigan Advance. […]

Michigan GOP convention rocked by controversy, as Weiser compares criticism of him to 1930s Germany

BY: - February 5, 2021

Ahead of Saturday’s convention, private emails from University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser, who is running for the Michigan Republican Party chair, have surfaced where he compares criticism of him at the university to Germany in the 1930s.  A series of controversies have emerged in recent days as the Michigan GOP seeks to rebuild for […]

Hillary Clinton to speak at U of M

BY: - August 26, 2019

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak at the University of Michigan in October as part of a lecture series for the new Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC). The center, named for former Ambassador and Michigan Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser and former state Board of Education Member Eileen Weiser, is housed in […]