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Wed Oct 24, 2018, 10:51 AM

Conservative fund spends $1.2M against redistricting measure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) ó A conservative group is spending at least $1.2 million to oppose Proposal 2, the Michigan ballot initiative aimed at stopping partisan gerrymandering .

Protect My Vote will unveil TV ads Wednesday that are running for two weeks through Election Day. The opposition committee received the $1.2 million contribution this week from the Michigan Freedom Fund, which has had ties to the wealthy DeVos family.

Voters Not Politicians, the group behind the measure, already has been airing ads . Its constitutional amendment would empower an independent commission to draw congressional and legislative districts.

The Legislature and governor now control the once-a-decade process ó drawing complaints that the maps are drawn for partisan gain and donít have enough competitive seats, leading to ineffective governing. Critics of the proposal say itís intended to help Democrats.


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Wed Oct 24, 2018, 10:55 AM

1. I was wondering when the opponents of proposal 2 were going to put up TV ads.

I have not seen any so far.
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Thu Oct 25, 2018, 02:32 PM

2. I just saw one twice today

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