Watch Republican presidential candidates speak at Michigan GOP conference

Detroit News staff
A Grand Hotel redcap employee raises all the flags on the porch of the Grand Hotel on Friday. More than 2,200 Michigan Republicans began descending on the tourism mecca for their biennial leadership conference.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the first presidential hopeful slated to address the Michigan Republican Party’s biennial leadership conference on Mackinac Island, where nearly 2,200 party leaders, donors and activists are gathered this weekend.

Bush takes the stage Friday night.

Four Republican presidential hopefuls are scheduled to speak Saturday at the Mackinac Republican Leadership conference.

The speakers include  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

The speaker schedule is:

■Noon-2 p.m. luncheon: Cruz and Kasich

■7-9 p.m. dinner: Fiorina and Paul