Former Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party activist Herman Cain will be in West Bloomfield this week to support State House candidate Brad Hantler, running for the open seat in the 39th district.
Cain, an Atlanta native who has been busy preparing to launch his own television channel in recent months after dropping his campaign late last year, said that he became familiar with Hantler's campaign through his call for Michigan to move to a part-time legislature.
Cain will visit in West Bloomfield Wednesday night. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided starting at 7 p.m., and admission is $9.99, in honor of Cain’s well-known tax code replacement plan.
"Brad Hantler represents the young, bold brand of conservatism we need in government today," Cain wrote in a release. "Here is a young man who not only picked up on an issue that illustrates how damaging the status quo in government can be if we let it, but he went further by advocating bold change to the status quo."
Hantler, 21, is a newbie on the Michigan political scene after his recent graduation from Oberlin College (OH). An graduate, Hantler will appear on the Aug. 7 primary ballot with fellow Republican candidates Albert Clawson, Nicholas Kennedy, Klint Kesto, Bubba Urdan, and Kristine Zrinyi.
After recent redistricting, the State House 39th district encompasses Commerce, West Bloomfield, Wixom and Wolverine Lake.