Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer will not run for governor next year

12:51 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer will not run for governor next year

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Former Congressman and state lawmaker Mark Schauer of Battle Creek is among the Democrats who have said they may run for governor in 2014.
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Democrats say they are discouraged that Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing will not run for governor in 2014, but they believe they still have a good opportunity to challenge Gov. Rick Snyder. "I'm disappointed," said Sen. Bert Johnson of Detroit. "It's not just her personality.