If you want to position yourself as an alternative to Tea Party zealot Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, maybe associating with Donald Trump isn’t the best idea.
We’re judged by the company we keep, and Republican Congressional candidate David Trott is making his allegiances known. The latest report from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows plenty of contributions to Trott for Congress, Inc., from big business and big money — including $1,000 from goofball Donald Trump.
Also on the list of contributors to Trott’s campaign to unseat Rep. Bentivolio in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District are a bevy of bankers, CEOs and employees of investment firms and real estate-related operations. Many of these firms may well play in the same sandbox as Trott & Trott, the law firm headed up by Trott that profits from foreclosures and evictions. Others on the list include George Scott Romney, brother of Mitt, and David Trott himself — to the tune of more than $400,000 to date.
Granted, there are a few “regular folks” on the report, too, donating $25 and $50 at a time, but an awful lot of them work for Trott & Trott.
There’s nothing wrong with making donations and fundraising for a campaign, something Trott is doing quite well thanks to the help of big-money donors including Dick DeVos, Mike and Marian Ilitch and Bill Pulte. He’s passed the $1 million mark and, since there’s no evidence that he’s done much of anything but ask for money so far in his campaign bid, this figure will surely balloon in the months ahead. When you’ve got big money behind you, that’s how it works.
Just keep that in mind moving forward, as David Trott campaigns as “Dave Trott” in an effort to position himself as a regular guy, just like the rest of us.
Except that he’s a millionaire who has made a killing by taking away the homes of middle class families across Michigan.