After weeks and even months of guesswork, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, put an end to it all – he’s not running for president.
Through a statement the governor said he is focused on continuing to cement his legacy doing what he is doing.
“Michigan is America’s comeback state,” Snyder said in the statement. “Unemployment has dropped to its lowest point in 14 years, nearly 400,000 private sector jobs have been created and for the first time in a long time, Detroit is on the path to becoming a great city again.
“But our work is not done and there are still historic issues to solve. When I ran for re-election, I promised my fellow Michiganders that the job was not done, that we could not be complacent, that it was time to accelerate and get even more done to reinvent our state and create opportunities for our future.
“I do not have plans to run for president in 2016. I will focus my attention on continuing Michigan’s reinvention. I will continue to tell Michigan’s comeback story nationally because our reinvention should not be unique to just our state. In addition, being loud and proud about Michigan can help grow our state by attracting more investment, businesses, and new residents.
“While too much of our political system is focused on partisan fights, Michigan has been using what I call ‘Relentless Positive Action’ to solve problems. Michigan’s comeback is the blueprint for job creation, balanced and drama-free budgets and effective, efficient, accountable government.”
Snyder compared well with his counterparts in the GOP, however many believed he was just a little too much of a moderate for him to win the presidential nomination.
Tuesday the governor suffered a resounding defeat of the road fixing Proposal 1 – with 80 percent of voters voting against it. It was the most lopsided rebuff of a proposed amendment to the constitution since the state adopted its current constitution in 1963. Many felt that this was a good time for the governor to end any speculation of running for president.
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