Michigan Governor Rescinds Contract Awarded to Dem Consulting Firm After Blowback
We’ve reported much over the last few weeks about the out-of-control governor of Michigan, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. From banning intrastate travel, buying seeds and motorboating, to threatening to punish protesters by extending the Wuhan lockdown, she’s clearly become the most tyrannical of the lockdown governors.
And yesterday, it became painfully obvious that for Whitmer, it’s political.
Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Michigan was rescinding a contract, to track the spread of the virus via contract-tracing, from Great Lakes Community Engagement, a Democrat consulting firm.
According to the Free Beacon:
The organization, Great Lakes Community Engagement, is run by Democratic political consultant Mike Kolehouse, who planned to use a software vendor affiliated with a Democratic data firm that is working for the governor’s reelection campaign. Whitmer’s decision to hire Democratic political operatives to run a public health project sparked immediate backlash, the Washington Free Beacon reported just hours before Whitmer’s office said she had terminated the contract.
Kolehouse is the owner of K2K Consulting, an umbrella organization tied to both Great Lakes Community Engagement and Kolehouse Strategies. Both have done extensive field work for Democratic causes. Kolehouse in turn retained as a partner in the contract-tracing operation an arm of the Democratic consulting firm NGP VAN, which is currently working with Whitmer’s reelection campaign. NGP VAN said it had not been contracted by the state but declined further comment.
In other words, Whitmer got caught.
The Free Beacon reported earlier that, “[t]he move has sparked concern that she is using the coronavirus to strengthen the Democratic Party’s data operation, potentially at the expense of public health.”
According to the piece, the group paid Whitmer’s gubernatorial campaign $5,000 in 2019, and its head, Stuart Trevelyan, is a long-time Democrat campaign operative, a former Clinton White House staffer, and a current Joe Biden campaign assistant.
So apparently, Democrats have no problem engaging in normal political maneuvering, under the guise of stopping the spread. A “quid pro quo,” you might say.
Because to the Left, it’s ALWAYS about power and control.