A2: Governor’s Race

Nolan Finley of the Detroit News writes that Rick Snyder, the GOP gubernatorial candidate from Ann Arbor, will start airing TV commercials on Monday: “He’s the first candidate to ante up, and his Republican competitors are nervously gauging how much he’ll spend, and for how long. The answer appears to be: Whatever it takes. Rumors are that Snyder is prepared to spend $5 million to $10 million of his own money to secure the GOP nomination. Conventional wisdom is that Snyder has to get out earlier than the others because he has the least name recognition. He can build a lot of that with $5 million, particularly when everyone else is struggling to raise cash.” [Source]