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Calley Teases May 30 Announcement

The Republican is spending $500k on an online, biographical ad.

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Zach C. Cohen
April 24, 2017, 10 a.m.

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)

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