John James Revealed: With Less Than 100 Days To Go, John James Still 2000% With Trump, Out of Touch with Michigan

John James Revealed: With Less Than 100 Days To Go, John James Still 2000% With Trump, Out of Touch with Michigan

Failed politician John James spent the first year of his campaign largely hiding from Michigan press and voters – including refusing to speak with MI TV for 335 days straight – and instead spent time at out-of-state fundraisers and on Fox News. Now, James still won’t get past the rhetoric into the substance of his positions and is “twisted in a pretzel” on his support for Trump and policy issues. And with less than 100 days to go, “nothing has clicked” for James’ campaign. 

James is trying to have it both ways, but is “all for” the Trump agenda 

John James has said for years he’s “2,000%” with Trump, but as his polling slips and as “Republicans believe Michigan is gone for Trump” – James is trying to have it both ways. But “many Michigan voters aren’t drawn to Mr. James” for what he isn’t saying as he stands with Trump. James’ refusal to break from the President even as he tries to take away health care and as his failed pandemic response has hurt Michigan confirms he’s “all for” the Trump agenda.

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James wants to dismantle the ACA, and he has no plan to protect Michiganders with pre-existing conditions

James has vowed to repeal the ACA, calling it a “monstrosity” and promising to “work [his] tail off” to overturn it if elected. He also refuses to oppose the Trump-GOP led lawsuit to strike down the ACA in the courts, a lawsuit made possible by the GOP tax scam that James called a “massive Christmas present.” He’s also been endorsed by far right groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Koch-funded FreedomWorks who only endorse candidates that support full repeal of the ACA. 

If James had his way, the law which protects 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions would be overturned – and he has no plan to protect people with pre-existing conditions.

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James supports Betsy DeVos’ anti-education agenda and is propped up by her family

James says DeVos is doing “very, very good” in her role as Secretary of Education, even as she’s pushing to reopen schools without a plan to safely do so, and pushes an anti-education agenda. 

And the DeVos family and their top executives have rewarded James for his support by pumping more than $84,000 into his campaign and nearly $1 million into a super PAC set up by James’ shadow campaign manager, which has now raised over $2 million to prop up James’ campaign.

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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. For the first year of his campaign, James was largely in hiding from Michigan press and voters to try to paper over his out-of-touch record, and has only come out of hiding after facing scrutiny from Michiganders.




John James took nearly $2 million in tax breaks on the condition that he would create 108 jobs — instead, he cut 32 Michigan jobs. Why did John James break his promise and lie to Michiganders?