As the media positively and glowingly report high-profile presidential fundraising events for President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, they report on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s and the Republican’s big-dollar fundraising gatherings in and around Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention with total suspicion and even worse.
Michigan Democrats started 2010 with their main candidate for governor withdrawing from the race, donors feeling the pinch of the poor economy and the drag of Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s unpopularity hanging around their necks.
It may be mid to late 2011 before former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick goes to trial on federal fraud and tax charges.
Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder has continued giving millions to his campaign for Michigan governor, contributing the largest share of the $7.3 million he reported raising as of July 18.