Sunday, February 05, 2012

Watching The Democrat Detroit Political Machine in Action

The Detroit Free Press has an interesting article on the mechanics of how the Wayne County Democrat machine raises money from public employees.

Public payroll fuels Ficano political machine

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano's political operatives pressured Ficano appointees to buy and sell tickets to his fund-raisers and spend their free time working for a campaign machine that has raised more than $600,000 from county employees since 2003, a dozen former appointees said. . . . Ficano declined to answer specific questions about this report, but on Friday, he told Free Press columnist Tom Walsh: "I don't apologize for working hard for Democrats. We follow all campaign laws."

Ficano is following the dynastic protocols and techniques of his predecessor Ed McNamara very well indeed.

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