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News from Progress Michigan

April 5, 2018

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

‘Will the Real Shady Schuette Please Stand Up’

Calley jumps on “Shady Schuette” bandwagon despite his own record

MICHIGAN — Progress Michigan coined the moniker “Shady Schuette” with the launch of in 2017, and is flattered that Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley decided to jump on the bandwagon. However, Calley has his own record to answer for and it’s very similar to Schuette’s. Both Schuette and Calley are beholden to corporate donors and don’t have working families’ interests at heart.

“Brian Calley can call Schuette ‘shady’ as much as he wants, in fact it’s the one thing we can totally agree with the LG on, but his record is no better,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “As LG, Brian Calley secretly skipped town to go to Harvard when he was supposed to be working and, along with Schuette, has been one of Snyder’s top lieutenants. Calley’s administration caused the Flint Water Crisis, outsourcing disasters at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and state prisons, and ushered in a massive tax shift that benefited corporations, at the expense of retirees and hardworking Michiganians.”

For the past week, Calley has been calling Bill Schuette ‘shady’ — an accurate term, no doubt — but it reeks of hypocrisy when his record puts him in the same category as Schuette.

“Just like we’ve done with Schuette, we will continue to hold Calley accountable for his record of standing with corporate donors like the DeVos family — like we did when Calley was trying to ‘run’ from his record a few weeks ago,” Scott continued. “They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but they also say flattery will get you nowhere and for Calley with Progress Michigan the latter will be true. Because it’s important to us that Michiganians know the truth about Calley — just like Shady Schuette, he’s not on our side.”


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