Longtime Leader of Michigan Democrats to Learn Fate

By  | 

DETROIT (AP) -- For the first time in a decade, the longtime leader of the Michigan Democrats is at risk of losing his job.

Mark Brewer is up for re-election when Democrats meet Saturday in Detroit.

Brewer's counterpart, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak, also is running for re-election Saturday when the state GOP gets together in Lansing.

Schostak is expected to survive a challenge by co-chair candidates Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, but Brewer's situation is a different matter.

The longest-serving state Democratic Party chairman in the country faces a stiff challenge from Lon Johnson, vice president of a private equity firm and a veteran of national political campaigns.

Johnson and his supporters are frustrated that presidential and U.S. Senate candidates win Michigan easily, but Republicans control much of the state government.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus