John James Revealed: Local Radio Host Blasts James for Hiding: “He’s Not Doing Michigan Media”

James hasn’t spoken to Michigan TV in 256 days or Michigan newspapers in 149 days about his Senate campaign

“It has nothing to do with going around the state again and meeting people or talking to the media and taking questions.”

WILS host Dave Akerly blasted John James for hiding from Michiganders and the local press as the failed U.S. Senate candidate marked 256 days without taking questions from Michigan TV news and 149 without taking questions from Michigan newspapers about his campaign. This morning, Akerly hosted another Republican Senate candidate Bob Carr to discuss why James is dodging the voters and press: 

AKERLY: … [James is] doing his campaign very different this time around. It has nothing to do really with going around the state again and meeting people directly or talking to the media or taking questions. And a lot of the big fundraisers, raising a lot of money. And he’s been on Fox, he’s been in front of President Trump that way.

CARR: So what I’m going to tell you is the way it worked in ’96, it’s working the same way. They anoint the candidate, the candidate does not go around or do media. The candidate, you know, MLive says that John James, my opponent, hadn’t done one in seven months.

AKERLY: John James. Well no he’s not doing Michigan media. I mean we’ve asked numerous times. By the way, if he’s listening today or his people, invite still open.

CARR: I’m sure they are. While James has been repeatedly criticized for hiding from the media, some outlets have simply forgotten who he is. This weekend at the UP 200, WLUC did speak briefly with James – identifying him as a spectator and not as a candidate for Senate.

While James has been repeatedly criticized for hiding from the media, some outlets have simply forgotten who he is. This weekend at the UP 200, WLUC did speak briefly with James – identifying him as a spectator and not as a candidate for Senate.

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.