Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Drops out of the Michigan Governor’s Race

On Thursday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson released the following statement regarding his gubernatorial run here in Michigan:

I can not justify leaving my position as Oakland County executive unattended for the next year and a half while I engage in a statewide campaign for governor.  I know what it takes to mount a statewide campaign.  It takes both money and time.  Friends and supporters are ready to handle the money challenges of a statewide race, but the time challenges are looking insurmountable.

While I hadn’t endorsed Patterson (or anyone for that matter), he was definitely in my top 2 or 3 who I’m considering endorsing.  I disagree with him on some of his stances on social issues, but he really has done a lot of good for the economic state of Oakland County.  Oakland County is still one of the best off counties, economically, in the entire nation, and I think Patterson could’ve done a lot of good as Governor.

Well, from here, I’ll just wait and see who else jumps in or jumps out of the race.

Done Reporting,

Ranting Republican

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