Lt. Governor Brian Calley

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WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Brian Calley three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

Lt. Governor Brian Calley, State of Michigan
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Two victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar are praising Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley in a TV ad launched by his gubernatorial campaign. Calley last week signed legislation inspired by the Nassar scandal.

He also has joined calls for John Engler to no longer serve as interim president of Michigan State University due to emails Engler sent criticizing victims' lawyers and saying the first woman to go public with her accusations against Nassar - Rachael Denhollander - probably received a "kickback" from her attorney.

Attorney's General Bill Schuette, State of Michigan
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A new TV ad from Bill Schuette's gubernatorial campaign criticizes rival Republican Brian Calley for attending Harvard University while serving as lieutenant governor - missing days he could have been presiding over the Michigan Senate.

The 30-second ad launched Tuesday will air on broadcast stations for nine days in Grand Rapids, Flint and Traverse City.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley has officially been endorsed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

Snyder made the announcement with the lieutenant governor Wednesday at a construction company in the Detroit suburb of Southfield.

Snyder says he wants to pass the baton to someone who can take Michigan "to an even higher level." He says he has looked forward to endorsing Calley ever since he asked him to be his running mate eight years ago.

Snyder cannot run a third time because of term limits.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley's campaign director is turning down a $150,000 contract to help with Flint's economic development, saying doing both jobs would be a detriment to Flint and himself.

Matthew Gibb declined the offer in a letter to Mayor Karen Weaver Wednesday, after the city council approved the contract Monday night.

A Flint receivership board appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder could have approved the contract next week, raising questions about the propriety since Calley, the lieutenant governor, is a part of Snyder's administration.

Republican gubernatorial candidates Brian Calley and Patrick Colbeck plan to participate in a series of town hall forums where voters can ask questions.

Details on dates, locations and formats have yet to be worked out, but Calley - the lieutenant governor - said Monday he's envisioning one event per week for six weeks over January and February.

Colbeck, a state senator, says GOP candidate Dr. Jim Hines will also participate.

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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is stepping away from leading a petition drive to switch to a part-time Legislature. That further fuels speculation he’s getting ready to run for governor next year.

The petition drive is widely seen as an effort to boost a candidacy for governor. But in his announcement about the change in leadership, Calley dropped no hints on his future plans.

Running a ballot campaign while running for governor would present a host of legal and practical problems, however.

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is handing over leadership of his part-time Legislature ballot drive to conservative grassroots activists as he prepares for an expected 2018 campaign for governor.

Calley told The Associated Press on Friday that the Clean Michigan Government committee is halfway toward collecting the 315,000 valid signatures needed to make the ballot. The goal is to submit petitions in mid- to late-January.

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Michigan State University officially opened its $88 million Grand Rapids Research with a ribbon cutting.

“One, two, three…”

Lead by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, a giant green ribbon was cut opening the Medical School’s six-story, nearly 163,000-square-foot Grand Rapids Research Center.

“Imagine people who are thinking about things that we can’t yet imagine. Ideas that may work, they may not. But they’re all about trying to improve the quality of life.”

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed announces campaign for governor

Feb 27, 2017

Another candidate has thrown their hat in the ring as Former Detroit health director Dr. Abdul El-Sayed says he is entering the Michigan governor's race. El-Sayed is running as a Democrat and made his campaign announcement Saturday during a rally in Detroit.

The 32-year-old El-Sayed is a 2007 University of Michigan graduate. He was a Rhodes Scholar and earned his doctorate from Oxford University and medical degree from Columbia University. El-Sayed was appointed executive director of Detroit's health department in 2015, but resigned this month to run for governor.

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