Jan 15, 2010
Clarke drops out of the race for Michigan Governor in 2010
State Sen. Hansen Clarke, D-Detroit, is no longer a Democratic candidate for Michigan Governor in 2010.
He broke the news in a short statement on his Facebook page, saying “I will continue my work on cutting insurance costs, creating and saving jobs, helping families, and generating sustainable economic growth. I deeply appreciate your support! Thank you.”
He has been pushing the petition drive to put the Fair Affordable Insurance Act on the November 2010 ballot. It had earlier been speculated that the term-limited Senator may be running to unseat U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Detroit. I hope he makes that run.