Tudor Dixon PAC Accepted ‘Illegal Donation’ From Nonexistent Group, Complaint Alleges | Politics and Elections | Detroit

click to enlarge Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon.  - TUDOR DIXON CAMPAIGN

Tudor Dixon Campaign

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon.

A super PAC backing Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon accepted a $5,000 donation from a nonexistent entity in violation of state law, according to a campaign finance complaint filed Monday.

Michigan Strong received $5,000 from Tudor PAC on Dec. 31, according to campaign finance records.

But no such group exists, according to Grand Rapids resident Lisa Honeycutt’s complaint.

Records show Michigan Strong later removed the $5,000 donation without an explanation.

“Michigan Strong accepted an anonymous contribution or a contribution from a person under a name other than the name by which that person is identified for lawful purposes,” the complaint says. “In addition, Michigan Strong knowingly submitted an incomplete and inaccurate campaign statement by accepting and reporting an illegal donation from an unknown, unregistered PAC.”

Neither the Dixon campaign nor Michigan Strong responded to subway schedules‘Request for comment.

Michigan Democratic Party spokeswoman Rodericka Applewhaite said the improper donation is a worrying and emblematic sign of a larger problem.

“Tudor Dixon has made it clear that as governor, she would be neither transparent nor accountable,” Applewhaite said in a statement. “After refusing to release her tax returns, she faces questions about an improper donation to an affiliated PAC and refuses to take any responsibility for the violation. Michigan families deserve a responsible leader who is transparent, not one who evades accountability at all times.”

The primary election is August 2.

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