There's big news in the race for Governor. The presumptive frontrunner on the democrat side, Lieutenant Governor John Cherry, has dropped out of the race. Cherry cited a supposed inability to raise money, but it's much more likely that the slew of polls showing him unelectable caused him to bow out.
With Cherry gone, the democrats face a wide open primary. Speaker Andy Dillon may run, but could face trouble with unions and pro-abortion democrats. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero recently got into the race, and a pack of second-string candidates is already running. Candidates who had not previously considered the race may jump in.
It isn't clear how much better a divisive primary will be for the democrats than a Cherry candidacy.