Glenn Wilson, an independent candidate and Rose City business owner who filed to run in the 1st Congressional district, pledged to spend $2 million in an attempt to shatter two-party politics.
“I’m looking forward to sending the message from Northern Michigan voters to the entrenched power in Washington that principle is more important than party loyalties,” Wilson said in a statement announcing his active campaign.
Running for the 1st Congressional district is the first political venture for Wilson, who owns a telephone and Internet provider service called M-33 Access in northeastern Michigan.
Thus far, Wilson has raised a little over $26,000. Few minor party or independent candidates reach a level of fundraising of $2 million. This cycle may feature quite a few, including Tim Cahill in Massachusetts and Charlie Crist in Florida, but these candidates recently left major parties for largely electoral reasons and have a past history of appearing on statewide ballots. In addition, these candidates generally face much more expensive media markets than the 1st district features.
You can see Wilson’s campaign website here. Michigan’s First District has been in the news alot lately, as it is being vacated by the infamous Bart Stupak.