Tag Archives: roy schmidt

  what is 'legal'?

In Michigan, It Is Totally Not Illegal To Pay Your Political ‘Opponents’ To Take A Dive

Back in May, Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (he of your Wonkette’s Do Not Sex list) convinced state Rep. Roy Schmidt to switch parties and join the GOP. Then Bolger and Schmidt hatched a plan to ensure Schmidt wouldn’t have to face an actual opponent in his re-election bid. For democracy! Schmidt waited until the filing deadline to switch parties and enter the race as a Republican. He also recruited a 22-year-old GNC clerk who didn’t actually live in Schmidt’s district to “run” against him as a Democrat and lose. And because Schmidt and Bolger are political geniuses, they had the same person file both candidates’ paperwork! Read more on In Michigan, It Is Totally Not Illegal To Pay Your Political ‘Opponents’ To Take A Dive…