Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig Formally Launches Republican Bid to Unseat Michigan Governor Whitmer

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A former Detroit police chief on Tuesday announced a bid to unseat Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, delivering remarks after the initial announcement was disrupted by protesters. James Craig, a Republican, planned to launch his campaign on Belle Isle, but Detroit Will Breathe, a far-left group that describes itself as a movement that seeks to advocate against “police brutality towards black lives,” drowned him out, forcing him to switch to a nearby location. Video footage from the scene showed the protesters chanting “James Craig has got to go” and “black lives matter.” Many of them were white and Craig is black. Craig reconvened the press conference on the rooftop of a nearby building. “Small group of paid protesters did nothing. What they did is reinforce why we need change,” Craig told reporters. “The message is: I’m winning. I got the message out anyway. I’m winning.” Craig has teased a gubernatorial run in recent …

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