Republicans pick Calley over tea party challenger

DAVID EGGERT Associated Press Published:

Republicans pick Calley: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley was overwhelmingly backed by Michigan Republicans on Saturday in Novi, Mich., beating out a tea party advocate for the party's nomination, as activists sought to unify behind a slate of candidates in hopes of retaining control of all three branches of state government in November. Gov. Rick Snyder's running mate easily fended off a challenge from Wes Nakagiri, who had been critical of Snyder for expanding Medicaid and supporting Common Core education standards.

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