After months of diligently hiding from Michiganders, failed Senate candidate John James has today marked 250 days without speaking to a local Michigan TV station and 143 days without answering a question from a Michigan newspaper.
Since the day he launched his campaign last year James has not done a single local TV interview, and has regularly ducked questions and refused to comment on issues that matter to Michigan families. So what’s kept James so busy that he doesn’t have time to answer Michiganders’ questions? He’s been spending his time at exclusive out-of-state fundraisers with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell courting elite GOP mega donors.
James’ 250-day streak of hiding from Michiganders raises questions about his positions on important issues. He has refused to comment on his meeting with indicted foreign agent Lev Parnas, Mitch McConnell’s effort to block witnesses in the impeachment trial, the ongoing GOP lawsuit to gut the Affordable Care Act, and most recently, Trump’s budget blueprint which would slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security funding.
“John James started this campaign trying to hide his true positions from Michiganders – deleting his “2,000%” support for Trump and calling the law protecting pre-existing conditions coverage a “monstrosity” – and has since spent 250 days dodging Michigan TV to avoid answering any questions,” said MDP spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “The fact that James has made time for big out-of-state fundraisers with Mitch McConnell shows he isn’t putting Michigan first.”
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.