Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ryan Kelley caps another wild week in Michigan politics by arguing his arrest amounts to a “political witch hunt.” James Craig, meanwhile, says he’ll run a write-in campaign after he and four others got booted from the ballot over forged signatures.
Legal action is likely in hopes of preventing a field of 10 candidates from being cut in half because of forged signatures. Others say candidates have no one to blame but themselves. ‘It’s dumbfounding,’ one Republican says.
Craig is one of several Republicans to launch gubernatorial committees in recent months. He seems to have the early support of many in the GOP establishment, but for many in his base allegiance to former President Trump is critical.