Former Michigan Governor Seeks National Spot

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Former Michigan Governor James Blanchard is getting into the race for Democratic National Committee chairman.

Blanchard has been added to the lineup of six other DNC hopefuls who plan to address the Association of State Party Chairs conference Saturday in Orlando, Florida.

Each of the prospective candidates hoping to replace outgoing Chairman Terry McAuliffe will get five minutes to speak to the more than 100 state party leaders attending the convention.

The party leaders then will question the candidates, and may offer an endorsement at the meeting's end.

Blanchard couldn't immediately be reached for comment. He said last week that he'd been getting calls from Democrats urging him to run.