SWINGING FOR THE FENCES
While Democrats took over the state legislature in 2022 for the first time in almost 40 years, former Governor Rick Snyder, for one, is not giving up the ghost. Snyder, considered a moderate Republican when he was governor of Michigan from 2011-2018, has stayed stateside, working as CEO of cybersecurity company SensCy in Ann Arbor, and is actively raising money for Republicans to take back the state House in 2024. His political philanthropy is being done in concert with a former political ally, Kalamazoo business leader Bill Parfet, who previously was vice president of The Upjohn Company (now Pfizer), and is an active philanthropist. “House Republicans are taking relentless positive action for Michiganders, and a Republican majority will help provide the leadership our state deserves,” Snyder said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to partnering with House Republicans to raise critical resources and communicate their vision and plan of action to Michigan voters.” Game on.