National Journal Hotline, Washington's most comprehensive daily briefing on politics, will conduct a presidential straw poll at the Michigan Republican Party's 29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, Chairman Bobby Schostak announced today. The conference will be held September 23-25, 2011.
"I am pleased to welcome National Journal Hotline and its journalists to the Mackinac Conference," Schostak said. "National Journal's coverage of Congress and public policy issues is among the most complete in Washington, D.C., and is read by millions."
"The Mackinac Conference is a key indicator of support in a state that will play a major role in the Republican nominating process," said Reid Wilson, editor in chief of National Journal Hotline. "National Journal Hotline will conduct a fair, independent, and transparent straw poll to gauge support of party activists at a time when candidates will be honing their final pitches to primary voters."
National Journal Hotline is the only publication that covers every Senate, House and gubernatorial race in the nation, making it an essential read for those who live and love the horse-race side of politics. The Hotline is what leaders follow for smart, reliable and comprehensive nonpartisan coverage of national, state and local political campaigns.
"The conference is where Republicans, independents, tea party members, and the media gather to discuss issues and public policies. As such, there will be intense, national media coverage of conversations large and small," Schostak said. "All eyes will be focused on Mackinac during the final weekend in September."