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11:37 am
Wed January 20, 2010

Whitmer out of AG race

LANSING, MI –

State Senator Gretchen Whitmer has pulled out of the race for Michigan attorney general.

Whitmer was considered by many Democrats to be a near shoo-in to win the nomination at the party's convention this coming summer. She had also raised a respectable $200,000 in campaign funds.

But Whitmer says she found the rigors of a statewide race were taking too much time away from her six- and seven-year-old daughters. Whitmer says she will instead seek re-election to her state Senate seat.