The recall effort for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is at the halfway point in terms of time to collect the 800,000 plus signatures required to put the recall of Snyder to the voters on the November ballot. They need volunteers, but most of all, they need cash money to fund the recall effort, according to the Detroit Free Press.
But the recall effort appears to be practically penniless. A fund-raising appeal at ActBlue.com (a tool for online fund-raising for liberal causes and candidates) had attracted $15,143 as of Thursday afternoon. And it shows few signs of having developed the infrastructure critical to a statewide campaign and imperative for a statewide recall.
Mark Grebner, a longtime East Lansing political consultant, said the Snyder recall, like every gubernatorial recall campaign before it, is destined to run aground.
"There's just a lot more to doing something like that than people realize," Grebner said. "If someone asked me how much it would cost to run a statewide recall campaign, I would say, 'Probably $10 million ... no less than $5 million.' "