Virg Bernero has the backing of fellow Democrat and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing in the race for Michigan governor. Bing says that he believes Bernero has the commitment and "experienced leadership" to help move Detroit and the state forward.
More Michigan Republicans are asking questions about how potential candidates were selected for a group that wants on the November ballot under the banner "The Tea Party." At least one wants a grand jury probe. Some Republicans say the group is a fake aimed at hurting them by drawing votes away from true GOP candidates.
East Lansing, MI – The community organizing arm of the AFL-CIO is reaching out to jobless workers to support Democrats in the November election. The group called "Working America" says they want the real victims of the recession to make their voices heard.
Republican nominee for governor Rick Snyder says he chose state Representative Brian Calley to be his running mate because he is a team player with a record of getting things done in Lansing. Calley is a two-term lawmaker and an expert on tax policy.
Calley says he's pleased to join a ticket that's focused on retiring old rivalries that hold up Michigan's recovery.
By Rick Pluta/Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network
UNDATED – The Republican candidate for governor has chosen a running mate. Sources inside the campaign of Republican nominee Rick Snyder have confirmed he has chosen state Representative Brian Calley to be his lieutenant governor candidate.