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LANSING, Mich., Jan. 3, 2017 – Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel issued the following statement today regarding news that Gretchen Whitmer has filed to run for Governor of Michigan:

“If we needed further evidence that career politician Gretchen Whitmer’s brief stint in the Ingham County Prosecutor’s office was anything more than an attempt to grab a headline, here it is. Whitmer didn’t even wait a week after leaving her temp job to file for Governor.

“Gretchen Whitmer would be a disastrous return to the unsuccessful policies of the Granholm era where jobs and families were fleeing our state and unemployment skyrocketed. Whitmer, a staunch Granholm ally while in the legislature, would be a step backward for our state. Michigan is looking forward to a brighter future and Gretchen Whitmer would be a flashback to the failed past.”