How Was Leader of “Most Influential Organization in the State Capitol” Involved in Bolger and Schmidt’s Scheme?
LANSING – Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer today sent a letter to Richard Studley, President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, asking Studley — the leader of the self-proclaimed “most influential organization in the State Capitol” — to reveal what role he played in the election-rigging scheme by House Speaker Jase Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt.
“It’s hard to believe that Rich Studley, who claims to be one of the ‘Top 100 Influencers in Michigan,’ didn’t have an inkling of what Speaker Bolger and Roy Schmidt were planning,” Brewer said. “We already know other lobbyists and Lansing insiders were central to the scheme. The Michigan Republican Party was certainly aware of the plot, but to date they have said nothing about their involvement. The time is long past for everyone who had knowledge of the conspiracy to reveal what they know.”
A one-person grand jury in Ingham County is currently investigating Bolger, Schmidt and others for recruiting fake candidate Matt Mojzak to run against Schmidt, helping Mojzak to file a fraudulent candidate affidavit and then covering up their involvement in the scheme.
Voters can view all of the publicly available documents and media reports on the scandal at Bolgergate.com.