Steve Carra

Trump endorses 2 Michigan Republicans for 2022

BY: - September 8, 2021

Former President Donald Trump, who appears to be prepping to run in 2024, was busy this week with politics in Michigan, which is expected to again be a battleground state. Trump endorsed two Michigan Republicans for 2022: State Rep. Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers) and Kristina Karamo, who have both aligned themselves with Trump’s base and […]

Trump still wants a so-called 2020 election ‘audit’ in Michigan, per state GOP co-chair

BY: - September 4, 2021

Former President Donald Trump still won’t let go of his 2020 loss in Michigan.  He called Michigan Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser about a so-called audit of Michigan’s 2020 election, according to remarks made by Michigan GOP Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock. It’s not clear when the call took place.  The call was first reported by the […]

Trump goes after Michigan Republicans for Senate report confirming 2020 election’s integrity 

BY: - June 24, 2021

Former President Donald Trump slammed state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) and Senate Oversight Committee Chair Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) after the committee released a report Wednesday that found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election that Trump lost.  “Michigan state Sens. Mike Shirkey and Ed McBroom are doing everything possible […]

Republican introduces bill for so-called ‘forensic audit’ of 2020 general election results

BY: - June 22, 2021

Updated, 7:20 a.m. 6/23/21, with comments from Benson After Republican activists rallied last week calling for a so-called “forensic audit” of the 2020 election results in Michigan, state Rep. Steve Carra (R-St. Joseph) introduced a bill on Tuesday to create a bipartisan audit board to conduct one.  President Joe Biden won Michigan by more than […]

Carra says he’ll primary Upton

BY: - March 23, 2021

State Rep. Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers) has only been in office a few months, but he’s already made waves for attending Michigan protests against Congress certifying President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win and the COVID-19 vaccine during Biden’s February visit to Pfizer in Kalamazoo. Now Carra has set his sights on Congress and plans to […]

How the anti-COVID vaccine movement mobilized in Michigan before anyone ever got their first shot 

BY: - March 2, 2021

Not long after the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Michigan almost exactly one year ago, so did those opposed to any future vaccine.  Buoyed by decades of an anti-vaccination movement, in Michigan and across the country, anti-vaccination activists were determined to cast doubt on a COVID-19 vaccine not yet created. They combined sharing longtime […]

Rep. Johnson gets committee posts, so do Republicans who backed overturning the 2020 election

BY: - January 21, 2021

After being kicked off her committee assignments in early December at the end of the legislative term, state Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) was assigned to a number of committees for the 101st Legislature — but not the Oversight Committee.  Johnson, who previously served as the Democratic vice chair of that panel was removed from […]

Rep. Johnson demands apologies from leadership, committee assignments restored

BY: - January 11, 2021

Detroit state Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson is calling on legislative leadership to refuse to seat any lawmaker who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C., or a partner rally that occurred simultaneously at the state Capitol.  “Anyone who was at that Capitol at that demonstration, at that thuggish behavior, that you were just […]