Jan 26, 2007
Amway guy to set up pyramid scheme for MIGOP
LANSING – Hoping to cash in on the pyramid scheme that made the DeVos and Van Andel family billionaires, the Michigan Republican Party named defeated Republican gubernatorial nominee Dick DeVos – AKA the Amway guy - the Finance Campaign Committee vice chair, according to subscription only MIRS.
In that position, the Amway guy will lead the GOP’s fundraising operations through 2007, or at least until he follows his normal public job pattern and quits. The Amway guy conducted the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in Michigan history last November, raising a staggering record $42 million for his failed campaign. Of course, $35 million of that stash came out of his own deep pockets. He paid $26 for every vote, but it was not nearly enough to unseat Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Unfortunately, we may not have heard the last of the Amway guy, and his pockets may be deep enough to make another run at buying the governor’s chair in 2010.