Saturday, July 5, 2014 article about U.S. Taxpayers Party nominees

The U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan announced its candidates this week.  Here are photographs of ten of the fourteen candidates running for state and federal offices, beginning with gubernatorial nominee Mark McFarlin.
Credit: Marc Sosnowski.
U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan announces 2014 candidates
In an email sent Saturday, the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan announced their slate of candidates for the general election in November. The Taxpayers Party nominated twenty-nine candidates for twenty-eight federal, state, and local offices. Of those, fourteen will appear on ballots in Washtenaw County, including the party's nominees for U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and the state's four educational governance boards.  The Taxpayers Party, which is the Michigan affiliate of the Constitution Party, nominated their slate at their state convention on June 28th, but waited until this week to announce their slate.

The Taxpayers Party's nominee for Governor, Mark McFarlin of Bay City, proves that the third time was the charm for his gubernatorial ambitions.  MLive reported Saturday that In 2013, McFarlin had circulated petitions to secure a place on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidates for Governor while expressing his doubts that President Barack Obama was really a citizen of the United States.  Earlier this year, he switched his affiliation to Republican in order to challenge incumbent Rick Snyder for Governor in the primary.  In June, he filed his papers with the Taxpayers Party to be considered at their convention.

When asked about his nomination by the Taxpayers Party, McFarlin told MLive, "It means a lot because of the reform we need in the state. We're giving the people a choice."
Much more about the McFarlin and his fellow nominees at the link in the headline.

As if "the third times the charm" wasn't enough, I decided against remarking "it's all in the family."  However, it's true.  Check out the three sets of husbands and wives on the Taxpayers Party slate.

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