Detroit Evening Report, May 26, 2002: Craig, 4 other GOP candidates for governor ineligible for August primary ballot

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Five Republican candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Michigan governor did not qualify for the August primary ballot. That includes former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who has led in most primary polls, and businessman Perry Johnson. The Board of State Canvassers deadlocked today on partisan lines. The two Democrats say the candidates should not make the ballot and two Republicans say they should. Candidates needed three votes to make the ballot. The vote follows a recommendation from the state elections bureau. On Monday it found thousands of forged or fraudulent petition signatures submitted by candidates. The Republicans who remain on the ballot are Tudor Dixon, who recently was endorsed by Betsy DeVos, real estate agent Ryan Kelley, businessman Kevin Rinke, pastor Ralph Rebandt and chiropractor Garrett Soldano. The Detroit News reports Craig’s campaign says it’s filing an “immediate appeal in the courts” to get on the August ballot.

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