April 17, 2014 | MPRN
Governor Rick Snyder has
filed 26 thousand petition signatures to put his name on the Republican primary
ballot in August, and – if all goes as planned – make him a candidate for
reelection in November.
The governor was joined by
Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, and a couple dozen
supporters to cart boxes of petitions into the state Bureau of Elections.
Snyder says he intends to
run on his record and the state’s improving economy.
“We said we going to do a
lot of things, and we did and Michigan’s the comeback state, and we should be
proud of that, but what I would say is, let’s build on that,” he said. “Let’s
keep going. Let’s go even faster and show an improvement in our economy. More
opportunities for people.”
Democrats are trying to
make the tax on pension income and school spending campaign issues. Former
Congressman Mark Schauer is expected to file petitions tomorrow (Fri.) to
appear on the Democratic ballot.
No other candidates have filed or announced
plans to run in either primary, which would clear the way for Snyder and
Schauer to face each other in November.
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