Michigan GOP Files Campaign Complaint Over Whitmer’s Flight to Florida

By Beth LeBlanc and Craig Mauger From The Detroit News LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Republican Party is now challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s use of campaign money to help pay for a private jet she used in March to visit her father in Florida. The Friday complaint to the state Bureau of Elections, signed by Jason Roe, the state GOP’s executive director, is the highest profile campaign complaint yet against the plane arrangement, following a previous one by Republican activist Brandon Hall. It argues the $27,521 cost of the flight falls outside of an “incidental office expense” that could be covered by Whitmer’s campaign committee under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act because it was a personal trip “not related to any official business or campaign activity.” “There is no other individual or organization who should have paid for the governor’s luxury personal travel to Florida except for Governor Whitmer herself,” Roe …

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