May 14, 2010
Corriveau withdraws from Senate race
With the deadline to withdraw for the Aug. 3 Primary Election just hours away, the biggest name to withdraw so far was that of Rep. Marc Corriveau, D- Northville, in his race for the 7th District Senate seat held by term-limited Sen. Bruce Patterson, R-Canton.
Subscription only Gongwer reported Corriveau dropped from the race. The race in the 7th was one of the top five seats most likely to switch parties. It deals a blow to Senate Democrat’s hopes of taking control of the Senate. Corriveau did not give a reason for dropping from the race, but Gongwer said he is expected to release a statement later.
That leaves former Rep. Kathleen Law, D-Gibraltar, as the Democratic standard-bearer. The good news is there is still a good chance this swing district could land in the D column. There is a weak Republican field, and Law is a good candidate.