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.