By Brandon Hall
A recall has been filed in Lansing this morning against Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof.
The man filing the recall is described as an Independent-leaning Vietnam Vet who is sick and tired of business as usual in Michigan government.
The language targets Meekhof's vote for an immensely controversial gas tax increase that also raises vehicle registration fees .
No one exemplifies the Lansing status quo more than Arlan Meekhof, so the recall is very fitting.
Despite campaign promises to constituents, from leading the effort to keep "dark money" hidden from Michigan voters in campaign finance reporting, helping bring ObamaCare to Michigan via backroom deals, leading the charge for Prop 1, the biggest tax increase in Michigan in over 50 years, to changing Senate rules to block constituent access to Senate information, Meekhof is a reliable vote when it comes to growing government, raising taxes, and keeping information about state government from the public and the media.
Perhaps Mr. Meekhof was mindful of public outrgae over his disgusting voting record when he rewrote Michigan's recall laws last year, making the process much more difficult.
It won't be easy to #RecallMeekhof, especially with all the big money he has lined up behind him.
They're looking after Arlan because he looks after them. But who is looking out for Ottawa County citizens and the people all across "Pure Michigan?" Who the hell is looking out for you? Meekhof is busy working for his special interest pals and is scared to defend his record. That's why he hasn't had a townhall or coffee hour in YEARS...
Recently, Rep. Eric Cantor, despite a fundraising advantage of nearly $5 million to his opponent's $200,000, was overwhelmingly defeated by political newcomer Dave Brat. Many factors contributed to Cantor's demise, but the most significant was his lack of any real connection with the district. Meekhof could suffer the same fate.
Majority Leader Meekhof has hundreds of thousands of dollars laundered through multiple PAC's. The Majority Leader would do well to start preparing his troops for battle, there's a war coming...And as the GOP Presidential frontrunner might say, it's gonna be HUGE.
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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