6.24.2006

How the other half lives


Aerial photo of DeVos residence in western Michigan. Photo appears with this article.


Reading a story from The Detroit News about the DeVos for Governor campaign, I found a related piece with this photo. Here's a snip -


Mich. jobs record draws scrutiny
He touts Amway's success, but Dems cite company's layoffs, China expansion.
Mark Hornbeck and Charlie Cain / Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Dick DeVos' campaign for governor is carefully built on this central theme: His experience as president of Alticor Inc. -- formerly Amway Corp. -- qualifies him to run the state.

On the stump and in his multimillion-dollar barrage of TV ads, DeVos is touting his nine-year reign atop the Ada-based company co-founded by his father in 1959.

"What they're doing in Lansing just isn't working," DeVos said in a recent TV commercial. "I'm a job-maker, a businessman. I believe as governor, I have to work for change. With a little new thinking, we will turn Michigan around."

But his involvement with Alticor is far from a bulletproof issue for DeVos. Full article.



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