Detroit Evening Report, June 10, 2022: Craig says he will run as a write-in candidate in GOP primary

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Former Detroit police Chief James Craig says he is running as a write-in candidate in the Republican gubernatorial primary this August. The announcement comes after he failed to make the primary ballot due to fraudulent petition signatures that left him short of the minimum requirement. Craig was seen as the front-runner in the crowded field of 10 original candidates. After Craig and four other GOP hopefuls were left off the ballot, five remain. The ballot includes Ryan Kelley, who was arrested Thursday for his role in the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Kelley’s attorney says he plans to continue his campaign.

Other headlines for June 10, 2022:

  • Bond set at $100,000 for officer charged in Lyoya’s shooting death
  • City Council members explore shifting federal COVID-19 funds to address housing issues
  • Inflation hits 40-year high as costs for everyday staples soar
  • New coffee shop dedicated to neighborhood pioneer opening tomorrow

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