In and outs of the political campaigns, focusing on Michigan and Lansing, Tim Skubick will report regularly throughout the primary and then general election campaigns.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Miller To Stay Put
For years Macomb County republican Candice Miller has flirted with running for governor. She almost got in the first time Jennifer Granholm ran. She considered it the second time Granholm ran and now with Granholm out of the picture in 2010, the betting money in this town had Miler finally taking the plunge. And she did little to discourage the speculation as she confirmed she was very interested while others in the party claim Miller actually told them, she would run. If state GOP chair Saul Anuzis is correct, Miller has quietly taken herself out of a potentially crowded GOP primary. He and she discussed her candidacy last Monday night during a Washington D.C. fundraiser. "It has moved from very likely to highly unlikely," Anuzis tells the public TV Off the Record panel this week. Anuzis who is not much of a reporter, failed to asked her why the change of heart? He figures she was more comfortable going back to Washington from a district where she is popular rather than taking a chance at the governor's seat. It would not be a sure bet especially with other party big wigs in the hunt. Miller's on again off again flirtation, which is now off again, may cement her reputation as the Carl Marlinga of the state GOP. Recall that the former Macomb County prosecutor wanted to be Lt. Governor, a U.S. Senator, state attorney general and maybe even dog catcher but all of it was just talk. Miller won't care if she gets that criticism. If she did, she would have run.