Gov. Whitmer May Be Forced to Return Millions in Campaign Cash

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Michigan Governor Whitmer may be faced to return millions of campaign donations. The Michigan Republican Party is suing the Democrat governor to return more than $3 million in excessive contributions.

Fox News reports:

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.

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.

In July, Whitmer campaign spokesman Mark Fisk said if funds exceeding the individual limit are not used to fight a recall, they can legally be transferred to another account. He mentioned the Michigan Democratic Party as an example.



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charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

No end to Whitmer corruption, wonder who she takes after?12,000 auto jobs lost in
her State, along with Ford Motor company, all moving to Tennessee to avoid her State corruption methods for Michigan, understand her State was the most involved with election frauds, no can see behind the barriers, striped of her powers also.

Patrciao
1 month ago

We all have signed more than enough signatures to get that criminal out and they have been repeatedly been rejected!! We want to g at murderer to hell out!

ELLOYD_TUNT
1 month ago

How is this narcissistic, self-aggrandizing shrew still in office? How quickly that once great state devolved into a leftist cesspool, with this banshee at the helm! Wake up people!!

Joey Baloney
Joey Baloney
1 month ago

She’s going to have to give Soros his money back?

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
1 month ago

Dream on, she is a Socialist and cannot be required to work within the law

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