Monday, March 25, 2013

Jennifer Granholm won't run for the open Michigan Senate seat

I've always liked former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. I thought she might take a look at running for the Senate seat made available by Sen. Carl Levin's decision to retire. Alas, it was not to be.

As is becoming common these days, she rejected the idea using new media, writing on her Facebook page:

Friends, thanks for all of the encouragement on the Michigan Senate seat, but I’m not going to run. I appreciate all of the outreach I’ve received; for several reasons it’s just not right for us (it’s a family decision). My best to all the contenders — Levin’s US Senate seat will stay blue!

According to Roll Call, Democrats are indeed in a strong position to hold the seat given the way things have gone in Michigan recently. 

Potential Democratic candidates include Debbie Dingell, the wife of longtime Rep. John D. Dingell, and Reps. Gary Peters and Dan Kildee.

On the GOP side, Reps. Mike Rogers and Justin Amash, former GOP Chair Saul Anuzis and former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land are mulling runs.

Yeah, but Jennifer would have made things fun.  

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