Politics

Poll also shows Snyder leading likely Democratic opponent Mark Schuaer in head to head matchup

WMUK

Former congressman and state lawmaker Mark Schauer says he decided to launch his campaign for governor because Republican Rick Snyder has not been the moderate governor that Michigan voters had hoped for. Schauer was interviewed Monday for the WMUK program WestSouthwest. The Battle Creek Democrat says on a number of issues, including taxing pension income and “right to work”, Snyder has catered to the right wing of the Republican Party.

The Associated Press

Update with analysis from Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark.

Former Congressman Mark Schauer has formally launched a campaign for governor

WMUK

The Kalamazoo City Commission has interviewed the five finalists for city manager, but have decided not to narrow the pool for now. 

The Associated Press

Update: Congressman Bart Stupak has endorsed Schauer for governor (MLive story)

This week has brought more indications that former Congressman Mark Schauer of Battle Creek will soon launch a campaign for Governor of Michigan. 

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