Democratic field could be clear for Schauer to run for governor

9:16 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Democratic field could be clear for Schauer to run for governor

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Former Congressman and state lawmaker from Battle Creek hasn't said if he will run for governor next year
LANSING - The Democratic field for governor is shrinking as two potential candidates have said they will step aside if former U.S. Rep. and state Sen. Mark Schauer gets in the race. Michigan Board of Education member John Austin, who had been mulling a run for the seat, said Wednesday that the time was right for Schauer to be the Democratic nominee for the state's top job.