Mike Bouchard, one of five Republican candidates for governor, launches his second gubernatorial ad summing up Michigan’s frustration with the administration of Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, and the state’s record high unemployment rate.
The ad also focuses on Bouchard’s pledge to fight raising taxes and his experience as a leader in the state Senate. The ad, titled "Look," begins Tuesday and airs in targeted outlets statewide.
ANNOUNCER: Look around.
Under Jennifer Granholm unemployment’s jumped over a hundred percent.
Nearly half know a family member who’s jobless.
More taxes, more spending, no solutions.
Now, look at Mike Bouchard.
He’s signed the pledge to fight any efforts to increase taxes.
In the senate, he authored one of the states largest tax cuts, saving us billions.
Now he’s ready to get us back to work.
Mike Bouchard. The conservative leader we’ve been looking for.
Other Republicans seeking the GOP nomination are Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and state Sen. Tom George. Democrats seeking their party's nomination are state House Speaker Andy Dillon of Redford and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.