Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Cherry Out

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.

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