Ruth Johnson will seek another term as Michigan’s Secretary of State.
Congressman Gary Peters has filed petition signatures to put his name on the ballot. Peters is a Democrat running to succeed retiring US Senator Carl Levin. Peters’ support for the federal healthcare law has been an issue in the campaign. Peters says that’s OK with him.
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.
With marijuana reforms sweeping the nation, several cities in the state of Michigan may soon be seeing some changes as well. Read more
Mark Schauer has made it official. He has chosen Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown to be his running mate in this year’s race for governor.
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.
The Michigan Secretary of State has announced a new program to expand campaign finance reporting rules to smaller races. The program will give Michigan residents electronic access to campaign finance records for local candidates and ballot questions.
A majority of voters in the neighboring cities of Douglas and Saugatuck have rejected a proposal to merge.