A2: Governor’s Race

The Detroit Free Press reports on a new political advertisement that attacks Republican gubernatorial candidates Rick Snyder, an Ann Arbor businessman, and Pete Hoekstra. The ad first aired on Friday and was created by a group called the Michigan Taxpayer Alert. Snyder’s spokesperson, Jake Susuki, suggested that fellow Republican candidate Mike Cox was behind the ad, but a Cox spokesman denied that charge. The ad links Snyder with pro-choice views on abortion and claims he was investigated and sued while a “high flying executive.” According to the Free Press, the Snyder campaign has responded with its own ad against Cox, calling him a “desperate career politician,” who runs “false negative ads.” [Source]