Michigan Tea Party

Tea party feud heats up in Michigan House as freshman rep calls GOP leader a 'bully'

Jonathan Oosting, MLive.com

Freshman state Rep. Todd Courser turned heads Monday with a strongly worded newsletter criticizing Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter for expelling fellow tea party Rep. Cindy Gamrat from the Republican caucus. Courser said of Cotter's actions, "They are the shameless actions of a bully bent on abusing his power to silence in the caucus a voice of liberty; my hope and prayer is that the Speaker will change course and make some good steps this week to bring resolution to this situation for all involved."

MI Tea Party Battles for GOP's Soul

Pat Shellenbarger, Bridge MI Magazine

The power struggle inside Michigan’s capitol has shifted. Now, it’s often Tea Party versus Republican. And the soul of the GOP is at stake in the '14 elections and beyond.