Monday, October 17, 2011

Despite Millions in Lobbying and Political $$$, Ilitch toady Rep. Candice Miller has Failed to Deliver GOP Support for their Casino Schemes

Port Huron Times Herald Columnist Mike Connell points out the failure by the Ilitch Family, Michael Malik and their political toddy Rep. Candice Miller to actually win GOP Political support on Capitol Hill for their failed Bay Mills Indian Community casino schemes.

Note: Ilitch and Malik families have contributed $83,000 directly to Rep. Candice Miller during the last decade and raised thousands more from friends, business associates and partners in their investment syndicates.  They've paid millions ($3,325,000.00) to D.C. Lobbying firms intended to back up Rep. Miller's efforts.

...IF IT IS TRUE, and we may never know with certainty, it would not be the first time Motown has plucked a plum from PoHo.

A memorable example came three years ago when then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick led Detroit's successful effort to block a casino in Port Huron.

Kwame's mommy, former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, and Detroit's other representative, John Conyers, crushed the Port Huron casino bill on the House floor. They did so by making an unusual -- some might say unholy -- alliance with out-state Republicans.

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, whose district includes St. Clair County, supported the casino, but she could not convince any of her Republican colleagues in the Michigan delegation to join her. Overall, Republicans opposed the measure, 167-25, shattering whatever hopes Port Huron had... (Complete Column)

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