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Michigan Speaker of the House eyes Attorney General position

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Michigan’s Speaker of the House has his eye on a new government position for 2018.

The field for Michigan’s Attorney General race is getting bigger. Two Democrats have already announced their candidacy.

Now, Speaker of the House Tom Leonard will try to get the Republican nomination. Republican state Senator Tonya Schuitmaker is also running for Attorney General.

Leonard released an announcement video. In it, he lists his accomplishments as Speaker – Including attempts at an income tax rollback and increased transparency in the Legislature.

Leonard is a former Genesee County prosecutor. He also has experience working in the office he’s running for as an assistant Attorney General.

For the Democrats, defense attorney Dana Nessel and former U-S Attorney Pat Miles are running.

The candidates for the 20-18 ballot will be picked by party delegates at their conventions next year.