April 26, 2016

Michigan Democrat Makes Misleading Claim That He Has Roots In The State

Yesterday, Michigan Democrat Lon Johnson released a digital ad touting his roots in northern Michigan. Johnson claimed that he “came home to northern Michigan” after working in Iraq in 2005.

While Johnson did appear to live in Michigan briefly from 2006 to 2008, the story is more complicated than that. He cleverly omitted the fact that he lived in Washington, D.C. from 2008 to 2011 and Chicago from 2011 to 2012. So actually Johnson “came home” and then quickly left for DC and Chicago.

Northern Michiganders aren’t going to buy Johnson’s story that he has deep roots in the state.