At Cokes 'n' Clubs, you may have heard us mention that Sen. Wayne Kuipers wants to help send students to the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. The Conference is a great way to get in touch for with the Michigan Republican Party and meet many candidates and leadership.
If you are interested in going, please send an e-mail to get an application as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org). Because the event is coming up quickly and to take part in Sen. Kuiper's offer to take students for FREE, we must hear back from you, no later than Wednesday evening at 11:59PM!
So what is the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference?
This year’s conference focus is on how “Our Ideas Win in ‘10.” The biennial gathering serves as a boost for potential 2012 Presidential candidates, as well as Michigan Republicans running in 2010 statewide races. The event provides all attendees with the opportunity to strategize and network.
• Governor Tim Pawlenty - Governor of Minnesota and Vice Chairman of the RGA
• Governor Mitt Romney - Former Massachusetts Governor and former Presidential candidate
• Congressman Eric Cantor (VA) – U.S. House Republican Whip
• The top four Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidates: Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard; Attorney General Mike Cox; U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra; and Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder
The conference takes place on beautiful Mackinac Island, just north of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. We will stay at the Days Inn in Mackinaw City and take a short fairy ride across Lake Huron to the island.
This year’s conference is Friday, September 25– Sunday, the 27th. Plan to arrive in Mackinaw around 2pm on Friday and leave at about noon on Sunday.
You will have the opportunity to participate in two exciting campaigns: Sen. Wayne Kuipers for Congress, Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District; and Sen. Cameron S. Brown for Secretary of State. Additionally, this event provides an unparalleled networking setting for those interested in public policy and political campaigning. Lastly, you will have free time to explore Mackinac—horseback riding, biking, fudge samples, art galleries, etc.