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Thanedar files to appear on primary ballot

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Millionaire businessman Shri Thanedar has filed petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Thanedar has spent more than a million dollars on television ads that showcase his story. He is an immigrant from India who came to the US, earned a PH-D and made a fortune in the chemical testing industry. He says he can transfer his business success to politics and government.   

“I am a problem-solver, and Michigan has a lot of problems.”

Former Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed and former Michigan state Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer have also filed petitions to run in the Democratic primary for governor.