A rightwing group heavily funded by the DeVos family helped organize multiple protests again Whitmer's COVID-related lockdowns, & it has attacked Whitmer ever since, even buying an ad that portrayed her as the Grim Reaper. https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2020/10/21/gop-politicians-and-conservative-groups-set-the-stage-for-attempted-kidnapping-of-michigan-governor/
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