News from The Michigan Democratic Party

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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MDP Statement on Calley Announcement

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement today, on behalf of Party Chair Brandon Dillon, regarding the announcement that Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Michigan:

“In the least anticipated announcement since his last announcement, Brian Calley will try to convince the people of Michigan it’s a good idea to let him continue the failed administration he and Rick Snyder started. That might easily qualify as the last thing our state needs right now if Bill Schuette wasn’t already in the race. Instead, the Republican primary is a choice between the ineffectual cheerleader of a failed Snyder administration and a glory hound attorney general whose political ambitions are his only priority.

“Under the failed leadership of Snyder, Calley, and Schuette, working men and women have seen their paychecks decline and taxes go up so corporations and billionaires like Betsy DeVos can have more and contribute less, public education is under attack, veterans have been mistreated and ignored, our state has dropped to dead last in the country for government integrity and transparency, and an entire city was poisoned. While their equally terrible track records make it tough to say who’d be the worst governor, it’s clear Republicans are in a no-win situation with Calley vs. Schuette, because no matter who wins between them, next November they’re going to lose to a Democrat.”