The Heritage Foundation and The Mackinac Center for Public Policy are hosting a Michigan Pre-Republican Presidential Debate Reception and Townhall on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Red Ox Tavern in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The townhall will explore issues important to conservative voters in advance of the CNBC | Michigan Republican Party presidential debate at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. The townhall will feature the following speakers:

Mike Brownfield, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications at The Heritage Foundation

Jack Spencer, Capitol affairs specialist for Michigan Capitol Confidential, a news service of The Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Henry Payne, Editor of The Michigan View and Editorial Cartoonist for The Detroit News.

The details are as follows:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Reception and Townhall begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.
(Cocktails and appetizers will be provided)

Please click here to register.

Following the Townhall you are welcome to stick around and watch the debate on the many televisions are Red Ox!

The Red Ox Tavern
3773 E Walton Blvd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-223

(Located across from Oakland University debate venue)

For questions, please contact Corrine Williams at (305) 479-5683 or

Tickets to the debate will NOT be provided.