Trump tweets endorsement of Schuette for Michigan governor

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has endorsed Attorney General Bill Schuette for governor of Michigan.

Trump says in a tweet Saturday that Schuette, who launched a bid for governor on Tuesday, would be fantastic. The president also says: "I am bringing back your jobs and Bill will help."

Schuette has promised to be a "jobs governor" who would cut income taxes and high auto insurance premiums. He is best known for his investigation of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint. His probe led to criminal charges against 15 current and former government officials.

Schuette is the best-known candidate in the Republican primary to succeed GOP Gov. Rick Snyder, who is term limited. Several Democrats are also running for governor in 2018.



 
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