Mike Bishop Raises More than $275,000 in 2nd Quarter for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

Brighton, MI—The Mike Bishop for Congress campaign announced today that the campaign raised more than $275,000 in the 2nd quarter of 2017.  The Mike Bishop for Congress campaign has raised more than $415,000 in 2017 so far this year.

“The 8th District recognizes that Mike Bishop is working hard and looking out for them,” stated Stu Sandler, Spokesperson, Mike Bishop for Congress.

Mike Bishop Comments on Ronna Romney McDaniel and the RNC

“Ronna is the Best Choice to Lead Our Party”

Rochester Hills, MI—Congressman Mike Bishop made the following statement regarding the announcement that Michigan Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel was elected Deputy Chair by the RNC Executive Committee and was endorsed by President-Elect Trump to be the next Republican National Committee Chair:

“Without a doubt, Ronna is the best choice to lead our party forward, and I applaud the President-elect for making this announcement. Not only was Ronna able to turn Michigan red for the first time in a presidential election since 1988, but she helped retain our majorities from the state to federal level and was a leader in ending the wasteful recount in our state.

“Her Michigan values can be seen in everything she does. She works hard, includes everyone and knows how to get the job done. I am proud to have had her as our chair in Michigan and I look forward to her continued leadership at the national level. Congratulations to Ronna and her family on this exciting announcement.”

Bishop Congratulates President-Elect Trump

BRIGHTON, Mich. – In response to Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) issued the following statement:

“Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump on a hard-fought victory in Michigan and across America. His campaign tapped into the many frustrations people have in our nation today, and I am optimistic that he will lead us in the right direction. I look forward to working with him and doing my part to bring our nation together again.”

Mike Bishop Raises More than $2.1 Million; Has More than $341,000 Cash on hand

Brighton, MI—The Mike Bishop for Congress campaign announced today that he has raised more than $2.1 million for the 2016 election cycle and has more than $341,000 heading into the final stretch.  In comparison, Suzanna Shkreli has raised $568,000 for the cycle and has $66,760 left for the final stretch of the campaign.  Additionally, American Action Network has reported spending more than $700,000 in television ads in support of Mike Bishop.

“Families across the 8th District are supporting Mike Bishop.” stated Stu Sandler, Spokesperson for Mike Bishop for Congress.  “Mike Bishop has momentum, resources, and continues to work hard for his constituents.  Mike Bishop continues to be in an incredibly strong position to win re-election.”

Last week, the Mike Bishop for Congress campaign released internal polling which showed Bishop with an 18-point lead, 49% Bishop to 31% Shkreli.

Legal Complaint Calls Out Shkreli for Accepting Illegal Special Interest Money

Watchdog Group Calls on FEC to Impose Penalties

Brighton, MI—The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a watchdog group based in Washington DC, filed a legal complaint today against the Suzanna Shkreli campaign for Congress, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Hillary for America for illegally spending special interest money in coordination with the Suzanna Shkreli congressional campaign.  The complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission today calls out the Shkreli campaign and the other Democratic entities for improperly using a loophole to send Shkreli’s struggling campaign with special interest money.

“Suzanna Shkreli was handpicked by liberal party bosses and Nancy Pelosi.  Suzanna Shkreli is down in the polls and desperate so she worked out this scheme with liberal special interests to help manipulate the law to help her floundering campaign,” stated Stu Sandler, Mike Bishop for Congress spokesperson. “Ms. Shkreli should stop this illegal scheme immediately and follow the law.”

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Suzanna Shkreli are currently running a combined advertisement which they claim is a hybrid advertisement in an effort to help the DCCC subsidize Shkreli’s advertising budget with special interest money. The complaint alleges “the DCCC exceeded its assigned party coordinated expenditure limit with respect to Shkreli.”  The complaint goes on to ask “we urge the [Federal Elections] Commission to find reason to believe violations of the law occurred, investigate the charges raised, and imposed all appropriate penalties.”

Last week, the Mike Bishop for Congress released an internal poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies which showed Mike Bishop up 18 points over Ms. Shkreli, 49%-31%.  Also, according to FEC reports filed October 1, Mike Bishop holds a 6-1 cash on hand advantage over Ms. Shkreli with $899,000 for the Bishop campaign to $150,000 for the Shkreli campaign.

For more information on the complaint filed today, go to www.factdc.org

Bishop graduated from Rochester Adams High School and went on to earn his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law. Mike and his wife Cristina live in Rochester and are raising their three children there.

 

Mike Bishop is a common-sense, conservative Republican running in Michigan’s 8thCongressional district. For more information, go to www.ElectMikeBishop.com

 

Mike Bishop Leads Shkreli, 49%-31%

“Mike Bishop is in an Incredibly Strong Position to Win Re-election”

This memo is based on a poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies.  The poll was a live caller telephone survey of 400 likely GOP Primary voters (with 120 cell phones) in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. The survey was in the field October 16-17, 2016 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.9%.

Mike Bishop Maintains an 18-Point Lead, 49 Bishop-31 Shkreli

Despite several hundred thousand dollars in negative television ads, Mike Bishop maintains an 18-point lead in the campaign for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.  Mike Bishop leads Suzanna Shkreli, 49%-31%.

Mike Bishop Favorable/Unfavorable Remains Virtually Untouched

Bishop’s favorable/unfavorable ratings remain virtually untouched going from 41% Favorable-21% Unfavorable in September 2016 to 40% favorable-19% unfavorable in this recent poll.

Mike Bishop Maintains a 6-1 Cash On Hand Advantage

Mike Bishop also maintains a healthy 6-1 advantage in cash on hand heading into the final stretch based on campaign finance filings released on October 15, 2016.   Mike Bishop has $899,000 and Suzanna Shkreli has $150,000 heading into the final stretch.  Also, American Action Network has placed an independent buy of $700,000 in the district to support Mike Bishop for the final 2 weeks of the election.

 

Mike Bishop is in an Incredibly Strong Position to Win Re-election

With an 18-point lead, strong favorable ratings, and a decisive cash advantage heading into the final 3 weeks, Mike Bishop is in an incredibly strong position to win re-election to Congress.

Mike Bishop Statement

Rochester Hills, MI—Mike Bishop made the following statement:

“I have lived in this community my entire life and been serving this district well before the 2016 presidential campaign began. Donald Trump was not my first or second choice during the primary process, but Republican voters chose him and I respect their decision. I have been continuously troubled by his conduct and statements, and I publicly admonished him over his disgusting comments about women.

“When my opponent, Ms. Shkreli, was asked what she thought of the prior candidate Melissa Gilbert defending child rapist Roman Polanski, Shkreli said she would focus on her own campaign. I am choosing to do the same. I am focusing on Michigan and the Eighth District. I will not answer any more questions regarding Donald Trump. Our families deserve a campaign that is focused on the issues, something our 2016 discussions are solely lacking this close to Election Day.”

Mike Bishop releases “Face of Our Future” Campaign Ad

Mike Bishop Has Spent his Entire Career Protecting Kids

Rochester Hills, MI—The Mike Bishop for Congress campaign released its first campaign ad, “Face of our Future” which laid out Bishop’s tremendous record protecting kids.   The ad cited Mike Bishop’s proposed federal legislation to allow youth-serving organizations to access federal background checks for potential employees, as well as Bishop’s role in creation of the Michigan Child Protection Registry.

“Mike Bishop has a tremendous record throughout his career protecting children and families,” stated Stu Sandler, Spokesperson, Mike Bishop for Congress.  “Throughout his career, Bishop has worked to keep communities safe and will continue to do so on behalf of families in the 8thDistrict and throughout Michigan.”

“Bishop’s commitment to keeping our community safe and backing our police officers is underscored by the support he has received,” said Sandler. Earlier this year, Bishop received the endorsement of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, which represents over 12,000 law enforcement officers throughout the state of Michigan.

The full campaign ad can be viewed here:  https://youtu.be/xPii3JLw9Kk

Last week, the Mike Bishop campaign released internal poll numbers which showed Mike Bishop ahead of Suzanna Shkreli by 19 points, 53% Bishop to 39% Shkreli.  The poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies from September 10-12, 2016 and polled 400 likely voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

 

Bishop graduated from Rochester Adams High School and went on to earn his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law. Mike and his wife Cristina live in Rochester and are raising their three children there.

Mike Bishop is a common-sense, conservative Republican running in Michigan’s 8thCongressional district. For more information, go to www.ElectMikeBishop.com

Full text of ad:

This is the face of our future… their safety and security is our responsibility.

That’s why Mike Bishop wrote legislation that protects our children from predators by giving organizations access to background checks for their employees

And Bishop helped create the Michigan Child Protection Registry to guard children from pornography, tobacco, and other materials not suitable for kids.

Looking out for those who look up to us…

Mike Bishop for Congress.

ICYMI: Bishop 53-Shkreli 34

Mike Bishop has Huge Lead Heading into the Final Election Stretch

Rochester Hills, MI—The Mike Bishop for Congress campaign released today internal poll results which show Mike Bishop up nineteen points on his Democratic opponent.  The poll, showing Mike Bishop 53% to Suzanna Shkreli at 34%, was first reported in Politico’s Morning Score.

“Mike Bishop is doing a tremendous job as Congressman and his poll numbers show that voters in his district approve of the job he is doing,” stated Stu Sandler, Spokesperson, Mike Bishop for Congress.   “Bishop has an outstanding record of protecting families, helping small businesses and keeping America safe and voters agree.”

The poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies from September 10-12, 2016 and polled 400 likely voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

To read the full article in Politico’s “Morning Score”, go to:http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-score/2016/09/democrats-fret-over-vermont-governors-race-as-sanders-sits-out-poll-three-way-house-race-brewing-in-central-new-york-new-ads-in-ohio-missouri-nevada-senate-races 216590#ixzz4LekXHn6v

Mike Bishop Files with More than $850,000 on hand

Brighton, MI—The Mike Bishop for Congress campaign announced today that he has raised $261,847 through June 30, 2016 and has more than $850,000 cash on hand. With four months until the November election, the Mike Bishop for Congress campaign starts has tremendous momentum.

“Families across the 8th District are supporting Mike Bishop.” stated Stu Sandler, Spokesperson for Mike Bishop for Congress.  “Mike Bishop has momentum, resources, and continues to work hard for his constituents.”