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With all the buzz about who is getting into the race to take on Gretchen Whitmer next year and be the Michigan Republican stand-bearer, barely a whisper can be heard as to who is not aiming their boots at her behind. We’ve got the latest word. Along with two-time’s not-the-charm loser John James, MIRS, Michigan Information & Research Service, broke the news that former Michigan Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) would not be running for governor, at least not this cycle, preferring to “enjoy life in the private sector and spending time with the family.” Republican dream candidate Candice Miller (R-Harrison Township), currently Macomb County Public Works Commissioner, former congresswoman and secretary of state, put the kibosh on GOP fantasies by stating early on, ‘no thanks.’ So too national Republican Chair Ronna (don’t call me Romney) McDaniel, who we hear would have taken a HUGE pay decrease for trading the headaches of Trump for the state of Michigan. Michigan militia worshiper and state Senate Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) has also taken himself out of


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