A new report from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network is shining a light on how Bill Schuette spends a troubling amount of time asking special interests for campaign donations instead of doing his job.
The report reveals that Bill Schuette: “had the most fundraisers of elected state officeholders in 2017, according to campaign finance disclosures. His attorney general committee and gubernatorial committee combined to report 38 fundraisers.”
No stranger to putting special interests and his own politics ahead of Michigan families, Schuette “loaded his taxpayer-funded office payroll with Republican campaign activists in the run-up to his 2018 campaign for governor” and “used no-bid state contracts to pay more than $130,000 to two influential Republicans,” according to a Detroit Free Press investigation last December.
“This report shows that Bill Schuette has been more focused on Bill Schuette than doing his job for the people of Michigan. He spends his time in office looking out for the wealthy and well-connected who fund his campaigns, while leaving behind the everyday issues Michigan families worry about like failing roads, schools and drinking water,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon. “Then again, with Betsy DeVos tucked away in DC, who can blame an establishment figure like Bill Schuette for trying to find new special interests to fund his shady politics?”