In Michigan
5:15 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

Cox turns in petitions needed to run for MI governor

LANSING, MI –

Republican Mike Cox is the latest candidate to turn in the signatures needed to run for governor on Michigan's August primary ballot.

Cox turned in more than 25,000 signatures to state elections officials on Wednesday. Only 15,000 valid signatures are needed to make the ballot.

Cox is currently Michigan's attorney general. Other Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for governor include Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, state Sen. Tom George, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder.

Hoekstra and Snyder already have turned in petitions.

Democrats in the race include Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, House Speaker Andy Dillon and state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith.

Dillon has turned in petitions.

The deadline to submit signatures is May 11.