Michigan Lt. Governor Calley Seeks Promotion to Top Job

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has formally announced his candidacy for governor. Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has formally announced his candidacy for governor. |  Photo: State of Michigan

DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press
November 28, 2017 10:19 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will seek a promotion to governor next year.

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The Republican launched his long-expected candidacy Tuesday while vowing to continue an economic rebound that has resulted in the addition of more than a half million jobs in Michigan.

Calley touts the Michigan unemployment rate at a 17-year low this year and says the state leads the Midwest in job creation, ranks sixth nationally and is first in new manufacturing jobs.

He told The Associated Press he is running to "continue the comeback" and to "make Michigan the most prosperous state in the nation."

Calley is the fourth man to enter the Republican primary and the second with a high profile, joining Attorney General Bill Schuette. Gov. Rick Snyder cannot run again due to term limits.


DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

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