Bob Bezotte pledges not to do door-to-door campaigning, then changes his mind

After writing on social media in June that his campaign would not be knocking on doors this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 47th District State House candidate Bob Bezotte has had a change of mind.

With the Aug. 4 Republican primary approaching, Bezotte said he’s now doing some socially distanced door-knocking.

This is what Bezotte posted on June 16, saying that when it came to door-to-door campaigning, “the Bezotte Team will not be doing that this year”:

In an email to the Livingston Post, Bezotte explained his change of heart like this:

“My campaign put that message out on April 27th. This was at a time when we were in a lockdown and there were many unknowns. Since then, Govenor Whitmer lifted certain restrictions. I have been following the social distancing protocol while doing doors.”

All the posts have been deleted, but his campaign’s most recent post regarding not knocking on doors was made on June 16.

Bezotte, a Livingston County commissioner and former sheriff, is locked in a tight primary battle against Livingston County GOP Chairperson Meghan Reckling and two other candidates in the 47th District. Reckling has been knocking on doors all summer.

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