In a web ad circulating Thursday from ReElectRick, a "grassroots organization dedicated to the re-election of Governor Snyder," gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is taken to task for his lack of action to reform Michigan's Department of Human Services.
The ad can be viewed by clicking here.
Michigan's DHS was plagued with issues that resulted in the deaths of multiple children, the most prominent being Ricky Holland, a seven year old from Williamston.
The Granholm administration was sued by a children's rights group, leading to an array of reforms at Michigan's DHS.
On Facebook, the group wrote:
""The ad released today highlights the continued failure of Jennifer Granholm and Mark Schauer to keep our kids safe," said ReElectRick Communications Director Phillip Connor.
"Time and time again, Granholm/Schauer's DHS dropped the ball while Michigan kids suffered, Some, like Ricky Holland, were even murdered.
Because of perpetual negligence that hurt Michigan kids, endangering their lives, Granholm was successfully sued. Subsequently, a number of reforms were instituted so that the abysmal atrocities that occurred under Granholm and Schauer's watch could never happen again.
Michigan can't afford a third Granholm term, our kids deserve better than Mark Schauer."