MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is strongly hinting at plans to run for re-election in 2014.
His campaign committee on Friday posted a video calling the Republican governor "one successful nerd," a follow-up to his 2010 "one tough nerd" moniker. He is asking for money from supporters in an email.
And Snyder himself addressed Republicans gathered for a conference on Mackinac Island after a 5-minute video ran touting him and saying he can "reinvent our future."
Snyder recently said he planned to announce his re-election plans early next year. But there's no doubt he's preparing to run again.
Democrat Mark Schauer's campaign says Snyder isn't doing a good job, noting Michigan's unemployment is the fourth-highest in the country when it was fifth-highest when he took office.