Michigan GOP Leadership Race Tightens

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Former state Representative Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski is getting out of the race to be the next head of the Michigan Republican Party.

Instead, he's backing Detroit-area attorney David Trott for the job.

Trott is the managing attorney and president of a Bingham Farms law firm. He hasn't been listed as a candidate for party chairman before now.

But Raczkowski says Trott already has the support of several high-ranking GOP officials.

Trott got his first taste for politics as a high school student when he volunteered for the Oakland County GOP in 1978.

With Raczkowski out, the race is down to Trott and Lansing-area businessman Saul Anuzis.

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