February 26, 2010
Dan Kildee has announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Ever since the departure of Lt. Gov. John Cherry from the gubernatorial race in early January, potential candidates have been getting in and out of the race.
Kildee is the former Genesee County Treasurer and the nephew of Congressman Dale Kildee. He had been weighing his decision since the Cherry announcement. Kildee’s official entry into the race means that the Democratic field of candidates may be set.
The current field includes (since you’ve probably lost track) Kildee, State Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. House Speaker Andy Dillon has a campaign committee, but has not officially announced his candidacy as of yet. However, it is expected that he will also join the fray.