Whitmer may have to return donations if an official recall bid is not introduced before next year
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has amassed nearly $4 million in excess campaign contributions for her 2022 reelection bid, reports showed late Monday.
Normal state contribution limits permit individuals and political action committees (PACs) to donate up to $7,150 per candidate during an election cycle.
But Whitmer has accepted donations from at least 40 individuals who gave more than the traditionally permitted amount – including Timothy Light of Kalamazoo and William Parfet of Hickory Corners, who each contributed more than $50,000 over the last three months, first reported The Detroit News.
Since July, the governor has reportedly received $550,000 in over-the-limit donations from top contributors like her father, Richard Whitmer, George Soros, and vice chairman of the Detroit Pistons, Arn Tellem.
Whitmer received over $550,000 in over-the-limit donations from contributors like her daddy, Richard Whitmer, George Soros, and Pistons vice-chairman Arn Tellem. The whole system is corrupt. Saying that the rules don’t matter, while under the process of a recall, just proves that there probably is merit to the recall. Shouldn’t an elected official be more concerned with upholding the law than trying to find loopholes around them for themselves?