One of the brightest GOP candidates on the horizon is named John James. He’s from Michigan, he’s an Iraq war vet, and a successful businessman.
In 2018, he ran and lost against incumbent career-politician Senator Debbie Stabenow. He finished surprisingly well in a race that was an absolute long shot (impossible really) for him to win.
So, he’s back again, and this time he’s running against Democrat Gary Peters, and we think he has a real chance of winning.
He’s a man with a heart of gold, as he proved recently when Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed nearly $1,5 million funding to help fight autism.
James dug deep into his campaign funds and donated a whopping $10 thousand dollars to the Autism Alliance, after hearing about Whitmer’s funding cut.
Great leadership and compassion, Sir!
And the first thing @JohnJamesMI did after this impressive fundraising performance was to donate $10,000 to the Autism Alliance after hearing about the Governor’s line item veto. Thank you, sir! https://t.co/CGzsstJ5cN
— Brian Calley (@briancalley) October 16, 2019
On October 1, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) line-item vetoed $1.47 million in grants for autism programs. Soon after, Republican Senate hopeful John James donated $10,000 to the Autism Alliance.
According to a Detroit business publication, Whitmer also vetoed a $1.25 million appropriation that funds one-fourth of the Autism Alliance of Michigan’s services. It provide services to adults and children who need help navigating medical, educational, and insurance issues.
Whitmer’s agenda has been line-item vetoing the Michigan budget to combat the Republican-held state senate.
Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has been a strong advocate for autism spending within the Republican Party because his daughter Reagan has autism. Calley was the first to rally around James when he discovered that James had donated $10,000 in campaign funds to the Autism Alliance. [Federalist]
Mr. James vowed that for every dollar he raised for his campaign, he’d donate 5 cents to charity. Mr. James said he’s moved by helping society.
This is the kind of mindset we need in the D.C. swamp, folks.
Q3 fundraising numbers show James has raised $3 million over the past three months. According to the Detroit News, James out-fundraised Democratic incumbent Sen. Gary Peters.
“John when he initiated, or announced, his campaign, he said he was gonna commit to the nickel promise. That means for every $1, he donates 5 cents to a charity. John is moved by doing good for society,” said Stu Sandler, a campaign spokesperson for the James campaign.
The campaign claims the James campaign decided to donate this money to Autism Alliance independent from its state budget cuts from the governor.
“They’re a good organization and they help people. That’s independent of it,” Sandler said. [Federalist]
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