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Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election campaign Monday in his hometown of Midland.
In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.
“A record that’s strong and clear,” Schuette said. “It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan.”
Schuette listed his efforts to fight human trafficking and protect pensions among his accomplishments during his first term.
“It’s a long election and I’m going to win,” he said. “I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”
Schuette did not directly mention his fight against same sex marriage or to curb access to medical marijuana in his speech to his supporters.
He told reporters afterward he would not shy away from the marriage issue.
A federal judge struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban last week.
A federal appeals court put the decision on hold Saturday, after about 300 gay couples married.
Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.
Story produced by Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio.
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