Feb 13, 2024 - News

Quote du jour: Inside Sheffield's war chest

Council president Mary Sheffield shown on the big screen at the Pistons-Lakers game on Nov. 23, 2023.

City Council President Mary Sheffield shown on the big screen at the Pistons-Lakers game on Nov. 23, 2023. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

"I know you want to create a narrative out of everyday, run-of-the-mill campaign donation scenarios, but there is nothing to sensationalize here."

  • "It's unfortunate that politicians who look like me are constantly the target of these inquiries, especially in light of the fact we raise far less money from the same donors who give much more to other officials who actually negotiate and propose development deals."
ā€” City Council President Mary Sheffield in response to questions from the Free Press' M.L. Elrick about her six-figure campaign accounts that have been boosted by Dan Gilbert's PAC as well as billionaire developer Matthew Moroun

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