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According to new reports, Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign for reelection may be forced to return millions of dollars in excess campaign contributions.

As Fox News reports:

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection campaign may have to return or donate over $3 million identified as excess contributions after a lawsuit brought by the state’s Republican Party.

The Detroit News reported that Whitmer has pulled in a record $8.65 million as of late July, including $3.4 million from donors who exceeded the normal $7,150 limit for individuals. Jocelyn Benson, the secretary of state, reportedly issued a court filing that the funds may have to be returned if there is no recall, which looks unlikely.

State Republicans have called the “recall exception” unconstitutional. The paper called the exemption a “decades-old state policy” that essentially allows unlimited contributions due to the possibility of a recall. Whitmer’s campaign has benefited from six-figure donations from several donors, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Republicans have said people never “actively” sought to recall Whitmer because the longshot efforts fell way short of the necessary voter signatures. They claim that the exception is unfair to them because they can’t donate to their candidates on the same level.

Whitmer’s communication director attempted to defend the move by claiming it was proof that all of Whitmer’s fundraising activities had been legal.


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Anthony DeRosa
Anthony DeRosa
1 month ago

When a Party is as CROOKED as the Democrat Party IS, it is Very easy and Normal to get gun shy and you wonder if they ever do ANYTHING on the up ‘n up.
Michigan, with the whole Southeast area of the state, including SHITHOLE Detroit, being a long CORRUPT Democrat stronghold, has been the Epitome of a CROOKED SHITSHOW, FOREVER.
We’ve had Almost as many CROOKS holding public office in this ONE state as Washington DC has had! And What’s THAT? ‘Bout a Million?!

Patrciao
Patrciao
1 month ago

Her and those lowlife Benson and Nessel are nothing but dirty murdering crooks who will soon be taken out of office by God Himself! She has veto all voter integrity claiming she doesn’t want voter suppression the same thing these cheating mongrels always say when they plan to cheat! I wrote to the legislation and if any is living in michigan, I encourage you to do the same! I want this cheating veto to be overturned! We do not want another 4 yrs of these mongrels in offce! They only ‘suppression’ would be us just like they cheated I, I hogan when we all know Predudent Trump won and that unelected POS was put in powerbthatb
God has not given them! God will give us back what these mongrels have stolen! His blessing and presence is NOT WITH THESE MONGRELS!

Patrciao
Patrciao
1 month ago
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Excuse the damn typos I meant to say just like they cheated in2020 and I meant to spell President and put that demented troll in office that God hasnot given them!

John M
John M
1 month ago

Do I read this as a golden parachute for Michigan politicians? If she’s successfully thrown out of office she gets to keep the excess donations? You would think she would be actively starting up a campaign to have her thrown out of office. Take the money and run like all good Democrats.