Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

‘I’m Running’ for Governor of Michigan: Ex-Detroit Police Chief

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Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, a Republican, announced on July 21 that he plans to run for Michigan’s governorship, noting that he has formed a gubernatorial “exploratory committee” to allow him to begin raising and spending funds. On Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Craig reiterated his plan to form an “exploratory committee,” but also said in his interview, “I’m running,” and later, “We’re going to take the state back.” “This is about leading from the front; keeping people safe, which is a core responsibility; solving problems—that’s what Michigan needs,” the former police chief announced in a campaign-style video. “I led as chief of police—and began my life—on the streets of Detroit. Now, it is time to travel the state and visit other communities.” Taking aim at Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is running for reelection in 2022, Craig said that he’ll be “talking with law enforcement, hosting small-business roundtables, and …

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