Gov. Rick Snyder (R) "scored one of the biggest legislative victories of his tenure this week," when Medicaid expansion passed, "but he may also have lost support from some Republicans."
"Snyder's successful push for Medicaid expansion could play well with moderates and even some Democrats in 2014. But tea party activists are frustrated. Some already have called on conservatives to 'sit out' a Snyder re-election campaign, and others are beginning to whisper about a potential Republican primary challenge."
GOP operative John Truscott: "If there were someone seriously talking about taking the governor on, they'd have to have a candidate committee by now, and they'd have to be raising funds. ... You don't take on an incumbent with a last-minute effort. Plus, I don't think you'd find anybody credible to contribute." (MLive.com)
-- Julie Sobel