The door is locked — gated, in fact. Chairs are empty. Cookies have been left uneaten. Poorly drawn poster boards festoon the otherwise barren walls. A message of hope is draped over a shuttered storefront. Next door is an overgrown, barricaded children's playscape.
A stroll past Republican candidate for governor Bill Schuette's Detroit campaign office just a week before the midterm election feels more like a horror film scene than bustling headquarters. In fact, it's downright spooky.
Located in Detroit's North End neighborhood at 9033 Woodward Ave., the neglected office for the Schuette campaign (or "Shoe-Tee" as a sign in the headquarters' window informs) has been far from a torrent of political activity. It came to our attention thanks to political advocate Graham Davis, who has been using Twitter to unveil perhaps one of the most intriguing subplots of the Michigan gubernatorial race yet.
Second to last Saturday before the election, and a rainy day in Detroit. You’d expect the @SchuetteOnDuty Detroit “headquarters” to be full of volunteers making calls! Shocker: doesn’t seem to be the case. Yet again. #migov pic.twitter.com/v5tQgESHAS— 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙢 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙨 (@grahamdavis) October 27, 2018
Happy Sunday from the @SchuetteOnDuty Detroit “HQ.” Second to last Sunday before the election at an office by a lot of busy churches... and it’s empty. Personal volunteer info still visible in the front window, too. (Yet again). No one has been here for days. #migov pic.twitter.com/gjQm05sxUX— 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙢 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙨 (@grahamdavis) October 28, 2018
It’s another day at @SchuetteOnDuty’s abandoned Detroit “headquarters.” No one has been in this office for days. And they’ve still left their own supporters’ personal info visible in the front window this whole time! What a beehive of activity. #migov pic.twitter.com/5nZGNUBwtz— 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙢 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙨 (@grahamdavis) October 29, 2018
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