Scheduled for this 2018 election cycle - an "endorsement convention" for the statewide races that do not have primaries, such as, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Supreme Court Justices.
To allow our candidates more time to campaign, the MDP has added an "endorsement convention" in April before the "nomination convention" in August.
MDP Members, this is your chance to determine who the candidates will be in Nov 2018 (there is no primary). We need PROGRESSIVES to show up, like we did in February 2016.
One of the MOST important races, besides Governor, is the Attorney General...and the one to support is Dana Nessel.
Dana is running a grassroots campaign. She is a Wayne County Precinct Delegate, not afraid to knock on doors. And most important, she is not afraid to sue the Federal Government. She has a history of fighting for people, not corporations. Taking the Attorney General’s office back, and returning it to the people. http://Dana2018.com
Stay tuned, more info and events coming.
The Rules for the Endorsement Convention will be established by the Call to Convention, which is essentially the same procedure used for all of our conventions. The State Central Committee is the body responsible for adopting the Call. As such, the only rules from prior years are the Calls to Convention that were approved intros years.
The only other rule that is applicable is the language of Article XI:
"The Michigan Democratic Party shall assemble in State Convention for the purposes of endorsing one candidate for Secretary of State, one candidate for Attorney General, and one candidate for each available seat on the Michigan Supreme Court, no later than April 30 immediately preceding the general election for these offices, unless a 60% vote of the Democratic State Central Committee suspends this requirement in whole or in part no later than 60 days prior to this deadline. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits the Michigan Democratic Party from endorsing other candidates by this deadline, consistent with the rules of this document. This amendment will take effect beginning with the 2018 general election.”
That means there will be an endorsement convention unless State Central acts by March 1 to cancel it.