Michigan GOP asks court to bar Whitmer from sending excess donations to Democrats
Michigan Republicans are asking a federal court to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign from disbursing excess contributions collected while the governor was facing recall efforts to recipients other than the original donor.
In a federal court filing, Michigan Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser asked the court for a temporary restraining order barring the governor’s campaign from distributing those excess contributions to the Michigan Democratic Party or other groups. The party is not opposed to the campaign refunding the excess donations to the original donor, according to the filing.