Candidate in 41st House District Says Bolger “Should Be Held Accountable”
LANSING – Facing a tough race against upstart Democratic candidate Mary Kerwin, the Republican House candidate in the 41st House District is running away from Speaker Jase Bolger, saying that he will not support Bolger for leadership and expressing doubt that the Speaker will win re-election.
“The parade of GOP candidates fleeing from Speaker Bolger continues to grow each day we’re closer to Election Day,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer. “They’ve decided that the Speaker is a liability, and they’re anxious to distance themselves from both his corruption and his disastrous agenda for Michigan, which has included tax hikes for seniors and $1 billion in cuts for our kids’ schools.”
Republican House candidate Martin Howrylak told the Detroit News,
Previously, GOP House candidates Bing Goei and Nathan Sneller have stated they would not support Bolger for another term in leadership, if he were re-elected. Earlier this week a Kalamazoo Republican said he was “ashamed” of Bolger.
Voters can view all of the publicly available documents and media reports, as well as GOP reactions to the scandal, at Bolgergate.com.