In Michigan
11:09 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Governor Granholm won't endorse in primary

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm says she knows the Obama Administration is already watching Michigan's gubernatorial race with interest.

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Granholm says, even though the White House may be interested in the candidates for governor, the President did not have a hand in pulling Lieutenant Governor John Cherry from the race. She says it would be hard for any elected official to win another title after eight years in office.

"There is such a great desire, understandably, for change out there, no matter what that is on the part of citizens," she says. "I understand that frustration."

Granholm also pointed out that former Lieutenant Governor Dick Posthumus lost his bid for governor, after serving two terms with then-Governor John Engler. Posthumus lost in 2002 to Governor Granholm.