Whitmer Caught in More Hypocrisy

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been caught in another hypocritic moment.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer (D.) condemned “out-of-state interests” for “pouring millions of dollars” into her state. That apparently doesn’t apply to her own campaign coffers, which prominent national Democrats have flooded with cash thanks to a campaign finance loophole.

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Whitmer raised a staggering $8.6 million from Jan. 1 to July 20, a state record for a candidate in a non-election year. Nearly 44 percent of the money came from donors who gave more than Michigan’s $7,150 contribution limit, which Whitmer’s campaign says is allowed due to the multitude of recall petitions filed against the Democrat. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker (D.), oil executive Stacy Schusterman, and heiress and Colorado Democracy Alliance Cofounder Patricia Stryker, for example, combined to give Whitmer $750,000. None of the three billionaires live in Michigan.

Whitmer’s fundraising strategy did not stop the governor from railing against “out-of-state interests” for “pouring millions of dollars into Michigan to try and flip the governorship” in a Sunday campaign email. Whitmer—who has attacked Republicans for increasing campaign contribution limits and “infusing even more money into state politics”—also touted her campaign’s “grassroots” status. Michigan Freedom Fund executive director Tori Sachs said Whitmer “lied to the working class” through the fundraising plea.

Whitmer’s campaign has defended its decision to solicit unlimited contributions, pointing to a 1983 ruling from former Michigan secretary of state Richard Austin (D.), which established that a Michigan official can accept donations beyond the legal limit if a recall against the official is “actively being sought.” But the scheme has still attracted pushback from conservative groups.

Whitmer continues to push forward as she faces an election next year.

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Sarah Stover
26 days ago

strategy did not stop the governor from railing against

Richard Hoard
Richard Hoard
24 days ago
Reply to  Sarah Stover

This is your day

Richard Hoard
Richard Hoard
21 days ago
Reply to  Sarah Stover

This is me

Sarah Stover
26 days ago

Freedom Fund executive director

Richard Hoard
Richard Hoard
21 days ago

who gave more than Michigan’s $7,150 

none of your business
none of your business
20 days ago
Reply to  Richard Hoard

 Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker (D.), oil executive Stacy Schusterman, and heiress and Colorado Democracy Alliance Cofounder Patricia Stryker, for example, combined to give Whitmer $750,000. None of the three billionaires live in Michigan.

Jawad
Jawad
20 days ago

You mean Prickster the Trickster?

GRIZZ MANN
GRIZZ MANN
21 days ago

Hypocrisy is a chief Democrat rèsumè enhancements.

Arjay
Arjay
21 days ago

Just more of the “do as I say, not as I DO”, crap!

Joe
Joe
20 days ago

Whitmers, hypocricy at it’s finestm what a zero,like cuomo, investigate her for nursing home deaths, she is as bad as homocuomo.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
20 days ago

People gave more than the allowed amount to Whitmer and the Election Commission didn’t file charges??? What is this, the laws apply to us peasants but not the Democrat Marxist Aristocracy???

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
19 days ago

This woman should be voted out!
But I hear the polls are close with her opponent. You just can’t fix stupidity.

Mikey
Mikey
18 days ago

Now the question is whether the voters of Michigan will wise up by next year.

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