That's a pretty impressive figure, but what exactly has all that money accomplished? Has DeVos managed to define himself? The Jackson Citizen Patriot doesn't think so.
DeVos is spending like a man with national-level political aspirations -- well above what one would have thought possible in a state governor's race. Yet for all that spending, what do we know of Dick DeVos? That his sales pitch boils down to "I can do better than her."The hot seat - that's where the boys get separated from the men (or women as the case may be).
Others may have a philosophical objection to wealthy people buying their way into office. We are more pragmatic.
Who is Dick DeVos, and where does he want to lead this state? What can he do about the wrenching Michigan economic woes that have defied solution by both Republican and Democratic governors in the past? Such questions are not answered in the cushy pastures of campaign advertising, but in the sweaty forums of political debate, news interviews and editorial board meetings.
It's time for Dick DeVos to move his campaign to the hot seat.