A2: Governor’s Race

Several media outlets reported that Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder chose state representative Brian Calley as his lieutenant governor running-mate. Calley is a former banker from Ionia County and, since 2006, has served in the state House of Representatives. In an article in the State News – the student publication of Michigan State University, Calley’s alma mater – Snyder spokesman Bill Nowling said the candidate wanted a running-mate that reflected an across-the-aisle commitment to solving the state’s problems (though Calley is also a Republican). “He’s not interested in someone who can serve in just a ceremonial role,” says Nowling. [Source]