LANSING (AP) -- Republican consultant Mark Pischea and Democratic consultant Dianne Byrum haven't agreed on much over the years, including whether the state should loosen embryonic stem cell research restrictions or cut the number of lawmakers and state Supreme Court justices.
Now the two long-time combatants have joined forces to promote a measure for the November ballot that would require Michigan's major utilities to get 25 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025.
Both Pischea of Lansing's Sterling Corp. and Byrum of East Lansing's Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications see the measure as a way to create more jobs in Michigan.
They agree it's an unlikely alliance made possible because they don't see renewable energy as a partisan issue.
Both say they're still fiercely competitive on other political campaigns.