Bernero To Announce Running Mate Saturday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero is expected to pick Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence to be his running mate.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is seen in an Aug. 29, 2007 photo in Lansing, Mich. Bernero said Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 he plans to create an exploratory committee as he considers challenging Lt. Gov. John Cherry and others for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next year. The former state lawmaker will file paperwork this week and plans to decide whether to enter the race early next year. (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Rod Sanford)

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero is expected to pick Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence to be his running mate.
A person close to the Bernero campaign told The Associated Press Friday that Lawrence has been selected. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the campaign has not yet announced her name.
Lawrence was elected the first black and first woman mayor of Southfield in 2001.
The Bernero campaign says it plans to introduce its lieutenant governor choice Saturday morning at Detroit's Cobo Center, where Democrats are holding their state convention.
A campaign spokesman says Bernero made the offer to only one candidate.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that state Rep. Brian Calley of Portland will be his running mate.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 at 08:10 AM
    He picked someone who did not have political ambition. Similar to Cherry.
  • by Sans on Aug 30, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    Virg will do anything to get elected, say anything, use anyone, I hope the rest of the state realizes he is way to arogant to listen to anything anyone else may have to say. In the world according to Virg, he is the next best thing to perfect. He doesn't lie ( DOES)knows everything (Doet) and never makes mistakes. People in Lansing will be happy to start listing mistakes made by our part time mayor. Who lied to us to get elected. Only wanted to be mayor, never was he going to run for govenor. (Hey another LIE!)
  • by Paul Location: Lansing on Aug 27, 2010 at 08:38 PM
    Wow Virg you crack me up, Way to go after the minority vote your a slick canidate not only are you getting the minority vote but the female vote as well man you are so smart. Now how to go from 29% of the vote to winning this thing
  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:03 PM
    Another Palin wannabe.
  • by Lee on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    I realize that Virg Bernero is running for Govenor. However when was the last time he actually worked as Mayor of Lansing? He must be praying that Ms Lawrence will bring in all the votes he is currently not getting. What we need in the Capital is anyone political from the Detroit area. Southfield is a suburb of Detroit for those of you who didn't know. She is another Detroit Politician. Thats enough to give Snyder 100% of the vote.
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