We now have an idea why Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Schuette's Detroit campaign office is starting to look like an abandoned property
: It seems his campaign has run out of money, with just a week left until election day.
The Associated Press reports
that Schuette's campaign had pulled nearly $445,000 worth of TV ads across the state. The campaign hasn't given up hope entirely, however — it will still run $441,000 worth of ads in the Detroit market.
"Asked one R why Scheutte was cutting the buy," New York Times
national political correspondent Jonathan Martin tweeted
. "The answer: lacking cash."
WWJ's Tim Skubick agrees
. "Basically, what this says is, the Schuette campaign is almost out of money," he said.
Earlier, it was reported that the Schuette campaign had only $100,000 on hand, and that Schuette reportedly cut a personal check to his campaign for $325,000. The news also comes after two new polls found Whitmer had regained her double-digit lead
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. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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