By Brandon Hall
(Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com)
After Dennis Lennox was fired from his position at the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun under circumstances that are-at best, uncertain- the controversial operative known for strong ties with Saul Anuzis has surfaced...in Guam.
Lennox was released from the paper a few weeks ago, with everything he's ever written purged from their website.
According to the Guardian:
"It’s not unusual for presidential campaigns to deploy staffers across the country in the year before voting begins. But Republican candidate Ted Cruz has gone one step further and sent an operative across the Pacific Ocean.
The Cruz campaign has dispatched political consultant Dennis Lennox to Guam to organize in advance of that island’s GOP caucuses. The decision to send Lennox, a former county drain commissioner in his native Michigan, to Guam represents the most zealous outreach of any presidential campaign to the US island territory located nearly 8,000 miles from Washington DC...
While Guam only has nine delegates out of the total of 2,470 who will attend the Republican convention in Cleveland in July 2016, it is far more significant than its size would indicate under RNC rules. Under rules passed in 2012, any Republican candidate needs the support of a majority of delegates from eight states to have his name placed into nomination. Under RNC rules, a territory is considered a state and winning Guam makes it that much easier for a candidate to tally the eight states necessary if there ends up being a floor fight in Cleveland next year. A floor fight is where the identity of the nominee has not been determined prior to the convention and the primary ends with an actual vote with consequences on the convention floor."
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
>>>Email him at WestMiPolitics@Gmail.com
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