Detroit Evening Report, June 2, 2022: Craig is third Republican gubernatorial candidate to lose bid to get on August ballot

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Detroit’s former top cop has lost his bid for the Republican nomination in Michigan’s gubernatorial race. A judge declined to put James Craig on the August primary ballot for Michigan governor. He’s the third candidate to lose a court challenge over fraudulent signatures. A Court of Claims Judge says she must abide by a Michigan appeals court decision released Wednesday that kept two other Republicans, Perry Johnson and Michael Markey, off the ballot. The move is a political setback for Craig. He was seen as the front runner to challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November. Craig says in a statement the fight is not over and that he will immediately seek to reverse the Claims Court ruling by taking the issue to Michigan Supreme Court.

Other headlines for June 2, 2022:

  • Ford Motor Company is investing $2 billion in electric vehicles in Michigan
  • Federal COVID-19 relief aid to help Detroit schools add more air conditioners
  • New Secretary of State branch office opens in Midtown
  • Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship, DSO teaming up on Detroit Neighborhood Initiative Event

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