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A major figure in the Michigan Republican Party has suggested that political donations will diminish

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A major figure in the Michigan Republican Party has suggested that political donations will diminish unless GOP lawmakers do something to help property owners affected by erosion from Lake Michigan. Peter Secchia is a Grand Rapids businessman who has been a Republican donor and activist for decades.

Secchia sent a letter in November to Republican leaders in the Legislature noting a $6 million property loss in Ottawa County due to high lake levels. Secchia at the time said there seemed to be "little interest" among lawmakers. He said donations would "diminish" as property values fall.

Secchia told The Detroit News that he isn't threatening anybody.