Look what we got here. Thanks to JR Foley on Right Michigan for bringing this to our attention. It's not cool to be a democrat, and some are going to take care of that.
From the Grand Rapids Press.
GRAND RAPIDS -- A three-way Republican primary is set for state Rep. Tom Pearce's, R-Rockford, 73rd District seat. Tim Nelson, 39, of Rockford, director of spiritual formation at Ada Bible Church, will battle Tom Norton, of Sand Lake, a retention specialist with Charter Communications and Bruce Hawley, of Kent City, a former business manager for Ironworkers Local 340.
In 2008, Hawley was defeated when he ran as a Democrat.
This isn't back 1990 when there were more conservative democrats. This isn't just a local office up in the UP. This was 2008 for state rep, when Obama was leading the ticket. Hawley ran for office as a democrat in 2008.
Here, a Michigan Liberal thread shows that Bruce Hawley was campaigning with Carl Levin.
This Daily Kos thread has him and Obama campaigning together
The Campaign Contributions list shows his real ties. He donated to Andy Dillon, Dave LaGrand who ran against Bill Hardiman, Democrat state party, state rep Mary Valentine, state rep Roy Schmidt, Jennifer Granholm, Kent County Democrats, and the 3rd District Democratic Committee.
Now, all of a sudden, he's a Republican? If this is a real party switch, I'd need to see a lot of actions which showed a switch, especially on economic matters and campaigning. This seems just all too convenient to me. He didn't just vote or run as a democrat. He gave to all of the big names in West Michigan democrat politics, along with Dillon and Granholm. Granholm.
Heads up out that way.