John James Revealed: On 265th Day Hiding from Michiganders, James Spotted at California Out-of-State Fundraiser

James Dodges Visit from Vice President Pence, Refuses to Say Whether He Supports Trump Budget 

It’s Been 265 Days Since James Has Done a MI TV Interview, 70 Days Since He Was at a Public Event, 158 Days Since Answering Questions From MI Print Media

Failed Senate candidate John James has once again jetted off to another out-of-state fundraiser with elite GOP donors, this time in San Diego, during his latest milestone of 265 days of hiding from Michigan media and voters. And this isn’t the first time James has chosen to make himself available to GOP mega-donors over Michiganders – James has spent his campaign crisscrossing the country, from California to Florida to Trump Hotel in DC, to rub shoulders with the Republican elite.

James’ absence in the state is even more notable as he dodged a visit to Michigan from Vice President Pence, and has refused to say whether he supports the Trump administration’s disastrous budget blueprint which slashes funding from Medicaid and Medicare directly impacting Michigan’s seniors and working families, and funding from the Centers for Disease Control amidst the rise of the Coronavirus outbreak.   

“For the last 265 days, John James has shown Michiganders that he’s more interested in wooing coastal GOP donors than being transparent with working families in our state,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “Michiganders should not have to be ultra-wealthy donors paying top dollar to know where James stands on the issues that matter most to them.”

The Michigan Democratic Party launched 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.