New JJR Clock: 58 Days Since John James Held a Public Event; 253 Days Since He Answered Questions from Michigan TV
Following the launch of the new John James Revealed clock counting how long it’s been since failed Senate candidate John James held a public event or answered questions from Michigan press, WLNS reports that “voters have begun to pick up on his absence” from the campaign trail. WATCH:
“Some are wondering why Republican Senate challenger John James continues to stay out of the spotlight while running against incumbent Gary Peters. Now, James has avoided all interviews from local television stations and statewide press, and has only been located at out-of-state fundraisers with President Trump and Mitch McConnell. Voters have began to pick up on his absence as political commercials begin to air.”
It’s now been 253 days since John James did an interview with a Michigan TV station, 146 days since he answered questions from local press, and 58 days since he made an appearance at a public event — although he has found plenty of time for out-of-state fundraisers with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell.
Among the issues James has refused to comment on in this time:
- His meeting with indicted foreign agent Lev Parnas
- The GOP lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act
- Trump’s new budget blueprint — which threatens to slash funding for programs that Michiganders rely on, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
“The days are flying by as John James continues to hide from Michiganders and refuses to answer questions about his record of supporting efforts to gut the health care law and its protections and backing President Trump ‘2000%,’” said MDP spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “With every day that James tries to avoid scrutiny from press and voters, his absence grows more conspicuous and reminds Michiganders of why they rejected him once already.”
The Michigan Democratic Party launched JohnJamesRevealed.com to hold the failed U.S. Senate candidate accountable for his positions – including those made over the course of the 2018 campaign that he then tried to delete after losing that campaign. Since announcing he’d run again, just over six months after his last failed bid, James has been hiding from Michigan voters and refusing to answer questions from Michigan media.