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LG Calley files signatures to run for governor

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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is the fourth Republican running for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot.

Snyder cannot run again due to term limits.

Calley says he wants to continue the work started by Snyder over the past seven years. He says Snyder administration policies helped fuel Michigan’s recovery from the Great Recession, resulting in low unemployment and higher wages.

“We need to keep this comeback going.”

He says that’s fueled Michigan’s recovery from the Great Recession.

“I’m running to continue this comeback. I’m running to add the next half a million jobs. I’m running to hit new lows in unemployment, and new highs in income growth.”

“At the end of the day, it’s important that we stay focused, stay determined to build on the strong foundation that has been laid here in Michigan, bring it to the next level.”

Calley faces Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, state Senator Patrick Colbeck, and Doctor Jim Hines in primary.

Rick Pluta is the Capitol Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He is heard daily on WCMU's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.