Weekly Update: John James Revealed By The Numbers

This week, failed politician and failed businessman John James was called out for his empty rhetoric and attempts to deceive Michiganders. First, a HuffPost report exposed James for having no plan to protect Michiganders with pre-existing conditions despite vowing to repeal the law that protects them. His refusal to detail any health care plan is “one more reason to treat his promises… with extreme skepticism.”

James also benefited from another $5.6 million windfall from Mitch McConnell’s allies, who have now spent nearly $25 million trying to boost his campaign. The latest donations from McConnell’s super PAC prove that James will be a reliable vote for Washington Republicans – including in their rush to fill a Supreme Court vacancy – even as they work to take away Michiganders’ health care.

And to end the week, James’ links to far right extremists were exposed – including ties to groups involved in the plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer as photos surfaced of James with the “organizer of a rally where militia members are accused of recruiting members.”

Whether it’s lying about health care, or his extreme, far right friends, one thing remains clear: James’ empty rhetoric and deceit proves he can’t be trusted to do the right thing for Michigan. 

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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. 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.