Grand Traverse Republicans

Michigan House of Representatives

State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Traverse City) was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of extortion, bribery and lying to the FBI. U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge alleges Inman offered to trade one of his votes in the House for campaign money. 

The indictment says Inman texted a lobbyist from the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCCM) in June 2018 and offered to vote ‘no’ on a prevailing wage bill if MRCCM and other trade unions would donate more to his campaign. 

A man threatened to blow up the Grand Traverse County Republican headquarters on Wednesday according to a statement from the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office.

 

They say a man came in holding a sign with “Trump is Satan” written on it and made the threat.

 

Sheriff’s deputies brought in bomb-sniffing dogs and cleared the building after the man left.

 

They are currently investigating the incident.

David Cassleman

Democrats have struggled to find candidates to run for office in Grand Traverse County. 

In recent elections, Democrats let most seats on the county Board of Commissioners go unchallenged.