James Will Spend Weekend Courting Ultraweathy Coastal Republican Elite
It’s Been 275 Days Since James Has Done a MI TV Interview, 80 Days Since He Was at a Public Event, 168 Days Since Answering Questions From MI Print Media
As failed Senate candidate John James enters 275 days of hiding from Michigan TV, he is once again getting out of town. This weekend, James will attend multiple fundraising events with Medicare fraudster Rick Scott and a Trump donor retreat to hobnob with donors paying as much as $36,400 per attendee to meet him. And this isn’t the first time James has skipped town in an effort to hide from Michiganders. He’s spent the better part of his campaign crisscrossing the country, from California to Florida to Trump Hotel in DC, to curry favor with moneyed GOP elite.
In his prolonged hiding streak, James has dodged questions on the issues that matter most to Michiganders. As cuts to rural education funding pushed by Betsy DeVos’ Education Department and protections for 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions have come into question this week – James has been radio silent on whether he would stand up for quality education and access to affordable health care in Michigan.
“In prioritizing face time with Republican mega donors ahead of Michiganders, John James continues to demonstrate where his priorities lie,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “Michiganders should not have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to know where James stands on the issues that matter most to families in our state.”
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.