Michigan Congressional Democrats Back Lon Johnson To Replace Mark Brewer As Party Leader
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Democrats in Congress are calling for a change in state party leadership.
The entire delegation, in a letter going out to party members later this morning, will back Lon Johnson of Kalkaska to replace longtime chairman Mark Brewer.
Brewer, who has led the Michigan Democratic Party since 1995, has been under fire for recent losses in Lansing, including the passage of right-to-work legislation that critics say was fueled by Proposal 2, a failed attempt to enshrine collective bargaining in the state constitution.
"In 2012 we were able to achieve some important victories," reads the letter, signed by Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow along with Reps. John Dingell, John Conyers, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and Dan Kildee.
"Unfortunately, we suffered disappointing State losses and we now face many challenges in Michigan with the actions of the Governor, the State legislature and the Michigan Supreme Court. We have a lot of work to do together to change this dynamic and win at the state and local levels."
2. Get the popcorn out...this could be interesting...
Honestly I'm not sure what to think on this yet... Though I think bashing Brewer over Proposal 2 is a bit strange..as I think Snyder was gearing up for "right-to work" all along and that would have been the best way to stop it.