Attorney General Bill Schuette announces candidacy for governor
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced his candidacy for Governor of Michigan on Sept. 12. He will be joining the Republican list of candidates for the 2018 gubernatorial election.
In his official announcement delivered in Midland, Michigan on Tuesday evening, he stated, "I am running for governor because it is time for Michigan to lead the world again."
Schuette's website states that he is planning on "winning for Michigan", claiming that he has fought for victims of crime and against corruption and the Obama administration.
In his announcement remarks, he states: "When I am elected governor, I will hold the Washington politicians to their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare."
He spoke about his efforts as attorney general including suing the Obama administration for "his attempt to end run the congress on energy regulations" and banning affirmative action in the 2014 case Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.
He also mentioned his efforts to fund the testing of "abandoned sexual assault evidence kits and start prosecuting rapists who had gone free" in line with combating human trafficking.
"I have a record of accomplishment. Michigan has rebounded from the lost decade thanks to our republican team, thanks to Governor Snyder and our republican leadership team," he stated in opposition to returning to democratic leadership, using 'lost decade' to refer to Michigan under the leadership of former Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm.
Watch his official candidacy announcement here.