Glenn’s disappointing, though not entirely surprising, dirty politics

Katie R. Ochoa

During her tenure in the State House, Annette Glenn has develop into regarded for one particular point – staying fewer terrible than her partner, Gary.

Gary’s regressive brand name of neo Christian-Conservative politics, scorched-Earth marketing campaign methods and hateful anti-LBGTQ+ rhetoric didn’t garner him numerous enthusiasts in Midland or in Lansing. 

Annette is not Gary, even though. She is her have human being. But not long ago, Annette Glenn has appear across extra like Gary Glenn when attacking her Condition Senate opponents Christian Velasquez and Tim Kelly.

You most likely acquired Glenn’s recent marketing campaign mailer targeting Velasquez. She promises he landed in federal courtroom just after ending a woman’s occupation at “a community company” so he could give her job to his buddy. Glenn also despatched out a press launch substantially refunding $1,175 that Velasquez donated to her 2018 and 2020 campaigns.

Her marketing campaign is characterizing Glenn as a hero – “Rep. Glenn had the bravery to act as a whistle-blower with regards to this courtroom circumstance,” mentioned Stacey Ault, Glenn’s campaign manager. The campaign has tried to goad the Each day Information into publishing its problematic interpretation of that lawsuit. The marketing campaign challenged the Everyday Information to “just publish the specifics” (that the marketing campaign cherry-picked from the lawsuit) so that readers “can choose for on their own.” 

Right here are some info. Judge for yourselves. 


You can also read through the court doc – and I imply browse the full issue – if you want the full, unvarnished reality.

In accordance to the 2016 civil lawsuit, a girl who had been with Dow Corning for 30 several years hurt her eye in the course of a do the job journey. After her restoration, she returned to get the job done to an place of work that experienced been reorganized in the course of her convalescence. She was transferred to another posture. Then that job was removed.

The girl sued Dow Corning proclaiming it violated the Spouse and children & Professional medical Depart Act, Individuals With Disabilities Civil Rights Act, for retaliation under the Worker’s Disability Payment Act and gender discrimination below the Elliott-Larsen Civil Legal rights Act.

She sought $75,000 from Dow Corning.

Two yrs in, Dow Corning asked the court for a summary judgment – an rapid ruling on whether or not the scenario experienced any advantage. The company’s movement was denied. In his feedback, the choose identified as the scenario “complex” but ruled that there had been ample discrepancies concerning the get-togethers to let the situation to move ahead.

None of what is in the lawsuit displays nicely on Dow Corning or the eight or so individuals deposed in the case. It sounds like an HR nightmare – and there is no issue Velasquez, a supervisor, played some part in this mess. 

The get-togethers settled out of court. Glenn’s marketing campaign is making use of language to test to make it appear to be as if some judgment – other than Glenn’s – was rendered against Velasquez.

“I experience terrible for voters and specifically donors to Mr. Velasquez’s campaign, who he misled by failing to completely disclose this federal courtroom ruling up front,” Glenn stated in a statement defending her assault.

There was no ruling, or judgment, in the situation. There was no demo.

Point out Sen. Ken Horn called out Glenn for the mailer, describing it as “both of those 50 %-cocked and significantly less than fifty percent factual.” 

In her press release, Glenn would make obvious that Velasquez’s alleged habits so sickened her that she wanted to “disassociate” herself from him and his funds. 

Now, that’s taking a principled stand! 

Or is it?

In accordance to her own marketing campaign finance data, Glenn has acknowledged countless numbers of dollars from disgraced Household Speaker Lee Chatfield given that 2018.

You may possibly keep in mind Chatfield from his preceding adventures, these types of as making an attempt to get a loaded gun onto a plane at Pellston Regional Airport or assembly privately with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., to mull about Michigan’s 2020 election results. Currently, Chatfield has been in the news mainly because his sister-in-legislation publicly accused him of raping her when she was a 15-yr-old scholar in a superior faculty in which Chatfield taught. 

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