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March 24, 2020

The Michigan Democratic Party filed yet another Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint on March 3 against a dark money group supporting Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James, Better Future Michigan, whose alleged illegal coordination may be worse than it first appeared. Run by Tori Sachs, who managed James’ 2018 loss to Senator Debbie Stabenow (D), the non-profit first got in trouble when the Michigan Democratic Party filed a FEC complaint that made allegations Sachs had failed to follow the 120-day cooling off period. In response to that allegation, Sachs stuck her foot in her mouth with a letter that admitted she was hired as the founding executive director for Better Future Michigan on June 1, 2019, after leaving James’ campaign in May 2019. Better Future Michigan wasn’t incorporated until June 12, 2019 though –  with James filing his statement of candidacy for Senate only six days prior, on June 6. It seems Sachs just accidentally revealed she may have illegally established the group as an agent of James. The non-profit has spent about $300,000 on digital and television ads against current Senator Gary Peters – who is in the midst of his first six-year term – according to the FEC complaint. Peters doesn’t seem any worse for wear, though. He was recently endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, who pointed out his dedication to service and advocacy for working families.

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