Snyder Campaign Starts with 6 Stops around Mich.

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DETROIT (AP) -- Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is launching his bid for a second four-year term with six events around Michigan.

Snyder's campaign says the Monday stops are at James Group International in Detroit, Two Men and a Truck in Lansing and at Downtown Market in Grand Rapids. About 50 protesters gathered outside his first stop, including teachers and labor leaders.

Tuesday's events are in Traverse City, Frankenmuth and Farmington Hills.

Snyder's campaign unofficially began in the fall when he ran a TV ad and all but declared his candidacy to Republicans on Mackinac Island. He ran a second ad during Sunday's Super Bowl, which called him Michigan's "comeback kid."

Snyder's likely Democratic opponent, Mark Schauer, says he's out of touch. Schauer dubs the re-election launch a "rebranding tour."

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