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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:46 PM

DeVos family pumps $800,000 into super PAC targeting Peters (plus an lol from Granholm)

Members of West Michigan's influential DeVos family have given $800,000 to a group focused on unseating Democratic U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, according to new fundraising disclosures.

Democrats alleged the contributions show Peters' GOP opponent, Farmington Hills businessman John James, will stand with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family. But Republicans countered that the contributions revealed key donors see how vulnerable Peters is this year in his re-election bid.
Republican U.S. candidate John James and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Gary Peters are expected to face off in 2020.

A Jan. 3-7 poll by Glengariff Group of 600 likely Michigan voters showed Peters leading James 44% to 40% in a survey with a margin of error of minus-plus 4 percentage points. Peters is one of two senators running in states that President Donald Trump won in 2016, and first-term senators normally face a challenging re-election campaign, Glengariff's Richard Czuba said.

Six members of the DeVos family gave a total of $800,000 to Better Future MI Fund, a super political action committee, on Dec. 9. Under federal election law, super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money trying to persuade voters as long as they act independently of the candidates' campaigns.

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Better Future MI Fund formed Oct. 31, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. The super PAC had to file its first campaign finance disclosure, covering the last two months of 2019, on Jan. 31.

The super PAC's only contributors were, at that point, from six members of the DeVos family. Daniel and Pamella DeVos, listed as executives with RDV Corp., each contributed $200,000. Cheri DeVos and her husband, Steve Ehmann, each gave $100,000. And Doug and Maria DeVos each gave $100,000.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/02/13/devos-family-pumps-800-000-into-super-pac-focused-senate-race/4748081002/



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:09 PM

1. I hope this election proves that John James is a glutton for punishment

It's been nearly 20 years since Michigan has had a Republican senator.

Just like Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters is hard working and very popular because he does a great job for Michigan. Hopefully the trump* stank will glom onto John James and sink him, again.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:15 PM

2. Years ago I use to see this bumper sticker in Michigan

Amway is not My Way.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:19 PM

3. Isn't that amount of money chump change for the DeVos Crime Family?

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