Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R) “is launching a new online advertising campaign Monday and teasing plans to make a major announcement at the end of next month, the clearest signs yet [he] is preparing to run for governor.
“The first ad in the roughly $500,000 online campaign paid for by his political action committee features a soft-spoken Calley discussing his 10-year-old daughter, Reagan, who has autism. … The ad notes a series of reforms enacted under Calley and” Gov. Rick Snyder (R), without naming him, “including the state’s new right-to-work law that prohibits making union dues or fees a condition of employment. He also uses the ad to tout 2011 tax code changes, including replacement of the unpopular Michigan Business Tax, and balanced state budgets.” (Detroit News)
Former Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed (D) “wants to make Michigan a ‘sanctuary state’ for undocumented immigrants. … El-Sayed pitched the ‘sanctuary state’ concept in a new policy platform outline his campaign released Monday.” El-Sayed “also proposed a public health insurance program for Michigan residents, a minimum wage increase and universal pre-school access.” (Detroit News)