Michigan Can’t Trust John James

Failed politician John James has proven time and time again that he’ll put partisan politics over Michigan. Whether vowing to destroy our health care, threatening to repeal Roe v. Wade or defending corporate special interests, it’s clear: John James can’t be trusted to fight for Michigan.

WE CAN’T AFFORD A JOHN JAMES SUPREME COURT

With a vacancy on the Supreme Court, John James has vowed to vote for a far-right extremist who will uphold his uncompromising and rigid views — even when they’re wrong for Michigan.

GUTTING PROTECTIONS FOR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

John James called the Affordable Care Act a “monstrosity” and has vowed to “work [his] tail off” to repeal it — even though it provides protections for 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions.

REPEALING ROE V. WADE AND ATTACKING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

John James wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and opposes the right to choose even in cases of rape and incest and refuses to support an exception for if the life of the mother is at risk. He has called abortion “genocide” and vowed to oppose any judge who doesn’t openly try to outlaw it.

ATTACKING WORKERS AND UNION RIGHTS

John James has benefitted from over $3 million dollars from out-of-state, anti-worker mega-donor Dick Uihlein who has bankrolled a fight against unions in the Supreme Court which undermined the rights of workers. John James would not stand up to his corporate special interest backers over Michigan workers.

ENABLING BIG POLLUTERS TO DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT

John James would have voted against a bipartisan bill that provided full funding for the Great Lakes and has stood by Trump — even after he tried to eliminate Great Lakes funding and blocked tough standards to stop toxic PFAS contamination. James has also taken tens of thousands of dollars from climate deniers and the fossil fuel industry.

REFUSING TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS

John James has refused to support the Voting Rights Act, which is known as the “crown jewel of the civil rights movement and a vital tool needed to combat widespread voter suppression.”

UPHOLDING CORRUPTION AND DARK MONEY IN POLITICS

John James supports letting corporate special interests spend unlimited dark money in politics, and his campaign has been boosted by thousands of dollars from the dark money group Citizens United and other shady organizations tied to Betsy DeVos, Mitch McConnell and billionaire Dick Uihlein.

DISMANTLING LGBTQ+ PROTECTIONS AND MARRIAGE EQUALITY

John James has promised to confirm judges who threaten LGBTQ+ equality and refuses to support legal protections against discrimination. He’s campaigned against marriage equality – telling supporters that he believes in “marriage being between one woman and one man” as recently as 2018.

THE REAL JOHN JAMES: WRONG FOR MICHIGAN

John James has spent two years trying to hide his dangerous and extreme views — from dodging press for nearly a year to deleting his past positions from his social media, he doesn’t want you to see the real John James.
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“2,000%” Support for Trump’s Agenda

John James earned Trump’s “total and complete endorsement” because he pledged “2,000%” support for his toxic agenda.

He’s refused to disagree with Trump on anything — whether he disparaged veterans and service members, gassed peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters or sabotaged the Postal Service.

Supporting the GOP Tax Scam

John James called Trump’s tax scam a “massive Christmas present,” even as it robbed Michigan’s working families to benefit giant corporations and the wealthiest Americans — like John James.

The tax scam has since exploded the deficit on the backs of working families, paved the way for the lawsuit to take away health care and enabled offshoring jobs.

Praising Trump’s Failed COVID-19 Response

John James praised Trump’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has cost thousands of Michigan lives and left roughly 2.6 million Michiganders unemployed.

Even as proof came out that Donald Trump downplayed the pandemic, James believes Trump had “done everything that he has thought was best.”

Pro-DeVos, Anti-Public Education Agenda

John James believes Betsy DeVos is doing a “very, very good” job as Education Secretary — even as she pushes an anti-public education agenda.

The DeVos family has rewarded James for his loyalty by launching a super PAC for him that has spent over $4 million to prop up James with false TV ads.

Threatening Social Security

John James refuses to break with Trump even as the president works to cut the revenue stream for Social Security and Medicare.

James also opposes guaranteed funding for programs like Social Security and Medicare, saying “there should be no such thing as mandatory spending.”

Breaking Promises to Michigan

John James took nearly $2 million in taxpayer dollars under the promise he would create new jobs — instead, he broke that promise and cut jobs.

James talks tough on China, but new reports reveal he actually enriches himself from his business ties to the Chinese Communist government.

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With a vacancy on the Supreme Court, John James has vowed to vote for a far-right extremist who will uphold his uncompromising and rigid views — even when they’re wrong for Michigan.

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