James Craig officially registers as a write-in candidate for Michigan governor

‘We are moving forward. We never stopped, and we never will’
James Craig officially registers as a write-in candidate for Michigan governor
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 11:33 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 6:39 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Former Detroit Police chief James Craig filed as a write-in candidate Tuesday at the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

Craig was considered a front-runner for the GOP, but he was kicked off the ballot because his nomination petition had too many fraudulent signatures. He announced he would launch a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination for Michigan governor Friday.

“Everything is possible, everything is possible so I wouldn’t be doing this if there weren’t people that believed in me,” Craig said. “I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t possible. But we’re going to give it our best shot and see what happens.”

There are five official Republican candidates on the ballot for the August Primary -- Garrett Soldano, Kevin Rinke, Ralph Rebandt, Tudor Dixon and Ryan Kelly. The winner will face Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the 2020 Midterm Elections in November.

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