Bouchard names Land running mate in gov race

DETROIT – Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard says he will seek the Republican nomination for governor with Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land as his running mate.

Bouchard made the announcement Wednesday in downtown Detroit. Land, who's from the Grand Rapids area, had been considering her own run for governor but said no in June, the same month Bouchard jumped in.

Bouchard says Land's experience means she can step in on the first day and "begin to move the ship."

Other Republicans in the 2010 primary are Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Holland, state Sen. Tom George of Kalamazoo County and Tim Rujan, a Huron County emergency medical technician.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, can't seek re-election due to term limits.