Sunday, June 25, 2006

Granholm Goes on the Attack

The Detroit Free Press reports that “Granholm goes on the attack.”

Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s re-election campaign is launching a more aggressive theme to rally worried supporters and subtly reinforce Democratic claims that Republican challenger Dick DeVos contributed to the loss of Michigan jobs.

A new slogan — “Fight Back — Put Michigan First” — is a grassroots organizing label that will promote the notion that DeVos sent his company’s jobs to China when he was president of Ada-based Amway Corp. in the 1990s, according to Granholm’s campaign leaders.

So far Dick DeVos has benefit from using his family fortune to buy television ads, but some ads for Granholm are expected to beginning:

Meanwhile, the Michigan Democratic Party has begun airing a new TV ad touting Granholm’s effort to keep jobs in the state, and blaming President George W. Bush’s trade policies for Michigan’s economy.

Edelson said the Granholm campaign, which is attracting donors from around the country, plans to ratchet up fund-raising over the Internet.

Last week, Granholm’s husband, Dan Mulhern, e-mailed a campaign fund-raising notice to supporters titled, “What’s Jennifer Waiting For?” It explained that the campaign must hold back its advertising money until closer to the Nov. 7 election.

“We are asking you to think of giving twice or three times as much as you have ever considered donating,” Mulhern’s e-mail implores.

The Granholm for Governor site is here.


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