Gillman, who also authors the blog "Michigan Taxes Too Much" and is running for county commissioner, caused a stir in Michigan politics in late July after he released documents he obtained from state elections officials about the so-called Michigan Tea Party. The documents, he said, showed that of the 23 candidates under the Tea Party name, at least nine of them had affidavits notarized by a local operative for the Oakland County Democratic Party.
"Nobody had any idea who these people were," Gillman told FoxNews.com. "We could at least say, without question, it is the Democratic Party putting it on."
A bunch of candidates signed up to run for office, listing themselves as members of the Tea Party, and nobody knows who they are. Well, I'm sure Mr. McGuinness knows who they are.
The plot thickened after the Oakland County Democratic Party chairman, Mike McGuinness, told The Detroit News that operative Jason Bauer may have crossed the line by notarizing the affidavits."
Yeah, ya think, maybe?
He was quoted saying the activity was not "sanctioned" by the local party, but "we have to assess internally what we do next."
All just a misunderstanding, I'm sure.
"Representatives with the Oakland County and Michigan Democratic parties did not return calls seeking comment."