Shri Is Just Like Me? No, He Spent $10.6 Millon of His Own Cash On His Campaign
August 9th, 2018, 1:17 PM
In one of his more entertaining campaign commercials, supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar says: "Shri is just like me."
Well, if you're talking about cash on hand, Shri is not like many of you.
The Ann Arbor entrepreneur, who garnered 17.7 percent of the vote in the Democratic race for governor, tells Jonathan Oosting of The Detroit News he has “no regrets” after spending $10.6 million of his money on his gubernatorial campaign and finishing last.
"I’m very passionate about serving and winning the governorship, and I think it was well worth it. It's a democratic process. I did my best and so did the other candidates. Voters had the ultimate say and they chose who they chose."
A less charitable view comes from a Bridge Magazine politics reporter:
Fun fact: @ShriForMI spent about $53 for each vote he received — enough to buy everyone who marked a ballot for him two lobster and filet mignon dinners from Outback Steakhouse. https://t.co/DcdQKYgYSl— Riley Beggin (@rbeggin) August 8, 2018