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Perfect Storm Led to Election Night Setbacks in Kalamazoo

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw What an eye-opening experience the general election results gave us. I was very excited before the election thinking the Republicans were prepared better than we’ve been in a long time, but I was wrong.  This cycle was certainly a shift in Kalamazoo County further to the left from what we [...]

By |2018-11-30T21:08:21+00:00November 30th, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Perfect Storm Led to Election Night Setbacks in Kalamazoo

Commercials Confusing with So Many Candidates Advertising

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw We’re at crunch time for the 2018 election cycle and what a finish this is going to be! Both sides are pumped up for their candidates and both side have funded their coffers. Let the games begin! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen so many commercials and postcards on an [...]

By |2018-11-01T13:41:41+00:00November 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on Commercials Confusing with So Many Candidates Advertising

November Election Important to Future of Kalamazoo

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw The primary is finally over and now the real work begins. This November’s election is one of the most important elections in my mind that Kalamazoo County has had ever. There is so much at stake. Kalamazoo County has been a transitioning community over the past decade. For the past [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:19:40+00:00September 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on November Election Important to Future of Kalamazoo

Truth in Political Advertising is Optional During Elections

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw It’s been quite an active primary so far this year and I’m sure this next week will feature more fireworks. The television airways have been jammed with political ads for weeks now and even this morning (Aug. 1) every ad on the morning news is from a politician. Back-to-back-to-back political [...]

By |2018-08-22T14:30:28+00:00August 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Truth in Political Advertising is Optional During Elections

Lincoln Dinner Celebrates History, Achievement & Future

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw This is the text of a speech that Chairman Scott McGraw gave to open the Lincoln Tribute Dinner on June 23, 2018. Thank you all for coming to this year’s Lincoln Tribute Dinner – a celebration of the Kalamazoo GOP’s history and a tribute to our favorite president Abraham Lincoln. [...]

By |2018-08-22T14:29:15+00:00July 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Lincoln Dinner Celebrates History, Achievement & Future

123rd Lincoln Dinner to Celebrate Past, Future of GOP

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw I am proud to announce that the Kalamazoo County Republican Party’s Lincoln Tribute Dinner will feature keynote speaker Congresswoman Liz Cheney. This is a major speaker coming to Kalamazoo for our annual event that has been a part of our local party for more than 100 years! Kalamazoo has been [...]

By |2018-06-02T16:30:12+00:00June 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on 123rd Lincoln Dinner to Celebrate Past, Future of GOP

A Few Surprises Came on Kalamazoo’s Filing Deadline

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw There were some surprises on Tuesday afternoon, April 24, at the Kalamazoo County Clerk’s office. That was the filing deadline for the 2018 elections. Each year I spend a few hours down at the clerk’s office, waiting for the last-minute filers (which there always seems to be). Every other year, [...]

By |2018-05-12T11:55:22+00:00May 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on A Few Surprises Came on Kalamazoo’s Filing Deadline

The Election Cycle Brings Out the Worst in Us

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw The 2018 election cycle is upon us. I’ve actually gone door-to-door already and it’s only March. Margaret O’Brien and I have gone out a couple of times during the month with snow on the ground and the wind howling in our faces. For Margaret, she’s even more out there. She [...]

By |2018-04-28T01:23:55+00:00April 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner, Latest News|Comments Off on The Election Cycle Brings Out the Worst in Us

Cold-Hearted Stabenow Attacks Prayer, Religion

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw I was disturbed by comments made by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow following the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in mid-February. Stabenow, who has been at the opposite end of the political spectrum as most of the readers of this column, is an ineffective senator and a [...]

By |2018-03-10T15:35:15+00:00March 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on Cold-Hearted Stabenow Attacks Prayer, Religion

A Speech that Defines Roles for the American People

Chairman’s Corner by Scott McGraw What a great speech President Trump gave for the State of the Union address a couple days ago. We had a great gathering at the KGOP office for the speech and had plenty of food from some great cooks we have in this party! Ann Davey Koomans and Wanda Arbuckle [...]

By |2018-04-28T01:26:15+00:00February 1st, 2018|Chairman's Corner|Comments Off on A Speech that Defines Roles for the American People