Politics

Miller Not Ruling Out Run for Governor in 2018

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WMUK

(Lansing-Gongwer News Service) Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller is not ruling out a run for governor in 2018.  

Michigan’s business community appears to lack a unified front as the May 5 election approaches for Proposal 1, a major ballot measure seeking to overhaul the state’s mechanism for transportation funding. While several local chambers of commerce, including the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, have come out in support of the proposal, the statewide Michigan Chamber of Commerce is remaining neutral due to a lack of consensus among members. By comparison, a statewide group representing independent businesses is opposed to the proposal. (MiBiz)

Five months after winning a third term, the Michigan republican has made plans to run for a fourth. “I’m happy to serve the people of northern Michigan if they’ll have me," Benishek told IPR News. "And I’ve decided that I’m going to try to stay a little longer.” Benishek had made a pledge in 2010 in favor of term limits – saying he supported "a three-term limit on members of Congress." (Interlochen Public Radio)

Some Michiganians got a close look at U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz when he made a quiet swing though Michigan last summer, but it’s difficult to assess the Texas Republican’s presidential chances in the state. The 44-year-old Cruz, who Monday became the first GOP hopeful to announce his candidacy for the nation’s top office in 2016, has an enthusiastic online following but no formal Michigan political organization, according to former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis. (Detroit News)

As Gov. Rick Snyder touted the statewide ballot proposal in May designed to generate more money for Michigan's crumbling roads, he grasped chunks of concrete and what looked like asphalt. (Detroit Free Press)

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