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Candidates make election pitch at Mackinac Island

File Photo: Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy
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File Photo: Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy

Michigan Republicans gathered on Mackinac Island this weekend to hear from candidates, mingle with one another, and discuss the party’s direction

This year’s Republican leadership conference saw a smaller crowd than in past years, when multiple presidential campaigns would bring large teams.

But those who did attend were engaged.

A compact crowd gave presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy a standing ovation.

Ramaswamy says Michigan remains key to his campaign:

“This is not my first, second, or third time here. We've been here several times in the campaign.”

The main themes during the weekend included calls for Christian values in government, and a distrust of science and global institutions.

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