The Michigan Tea Party has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court after an appeals court denied its bid to get on the November election ballot.
The Tea Party was denied a spot on the ballot after concerns that some of the campaign filings may have been fraudulent. Tea partiers and Republicans alike believe that the Michigan Tea Party is a Democratic front working to split the conservative vote by running dozens of candidates in competitive races. State Democrats have denied any involvement with the Tea Party.
The Detroit News confirmed on Tuesday that the Michigan Tea Party has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court, though the court has yet to decide whether to consider the case.
John Pirich, a lawyer for the Republican Party and some tea partiers, says his clients will continue to fight the Michigan Tea Party. “We will file a response in opposition,” he said. “I don’t want to make a prediction about what courts are going to do.”
Full coverage of the Michigan Tea Party here.