Schauer eyes MI governor's race

May 14, 2013

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Democrat Mark Schauer isn't officially a candidate for Michigan governor yet, but he sure sounds like one. 

Democrat Mark Schauer

The former congressman from Battle Creek told The Associated Press on Monday that his frustration with Republican Governor Rick Snyder and a "groundswell" of support for a Schauer candidacy have caused him to take a hard look at running in 2014. He's expected to make a decision soon.

Schauer says he loves his job helping construction trade unions find more work. But being governor is an opportunity to "fight for an economy that works for everyone" and not just the "wealthiest or special interests."

Schauer says Snyder's decision to cut business taxes and raise taxes on individuals is a "flawed economic policy." Snyder hasn't launched his re-election campaign but is expected to later.