MI-GOV: A Field of 25
I noted last week that everyone seems to want to run for governor. I was remiss not to mention Michigan. Congressional Quarterly looked at the ...
I noted last week that everyone seems to want to run for governor. I was remiss not to mention Michigan.
Congressional Quarterly looked at the massive field of possible contenders in 2010:
The possible lineup is so large that when the Michigan Education Association, the Michigan Information & Research Service and WJBK-TV were putting together a televised issue forum, they invited 25 politicians.
Three Democrats ended up participating in the Feb. 6 event: Lt. Gov. John Cherry, state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith and former state Rep. John Freeman.
In part, so many politicians are considering a run because two early favorites have said they'll take pass on the 2010 race: Both-- 2006 Republican nominee Dick DeVos and former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, a Democrat, said they won't run.
Attorney General Mike Cox and Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land are considered likely candidates, and three House members -- Reps. Peter Hoekstra , Candice S. Miller and Mike Rogers -- are giving the race a serious look. Others on the list of possibilities are state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, state Sen. Tom George, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Domino's Pizza CEO David Brandon and Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.
You can insert your own cruel joke here about how any job opening in Michigan right now will attract 25 applicants, even if, as is the case with the governorship, the position truly is an undesirable one.
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