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WHERE’S HARPER?


Actor Hill Harper, who is running against Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing) to be the Democratic candidate for Senate in August, received a lot of attention recently when he announced he had received a call with an offer from a “big Democratic donor” of $10 million of AIPAC bucks if he dropped out of the Senate race and primaried Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Dearborn). AIPAC quickly said, um, they weren’t involved in this matter in any way, and the donor, which POLITICO identified as Linden Nelson of Bloomfield Township, “our records indicate that this individual has not contributed to AIPAC in over a decade.” POLITICO cited a source with knowledge of the phone call between Harper and Nelson, which said the alleged contributions would be split between $10 million directly to Harper’s campaign and $10 million in independent expenditures. Harper stated in an email solicitation, “I will not be bossed, bought or bullied.” Which may be true, however, in Senate campaign disclosures, Harper reported no income or bank account, pretty startling not only for a Senate candidate, but also for someone on a hit TV show, as Harper is. Or was. Harper has starred on ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” for six seasons – but is leaving this season, according to TVLine, as he is running for the U.S. Senate, and cannot do both. His choice? According to the TV mag, he chose democracy.

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