WASHINGTON D.C. — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced that he is running for Michigan Governor Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday, July 21, Craig announced his run at the end of 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'.
"I got to tell you, I'm running," Craig announced to Tucker Carlson to close his show on Fox News. "You know what...I'm going to hold our governor accountable, I'm gonna show the governor what leadership looks like."
Earlier Wednesday morning, Craig announced the formation of an exploratory committee as the first step in a run for Michigan governor.
Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:
“Tonight, James Craig made his 28th national network appearance only to bring absolutely nothing new to the table in his ‘exclusive’ with Tucker Carlson. In sidestepping local reporters and Michigan voters alike, Craig once again showed that he’s nothing but a typical politician that will go through whatever lengths necessary to avoid establishing where he stands on every key issue imaginable, whether it be healthcare, public education, roads, or maintaining the momentum of our recovering economy. Our working families deserve a leader that is going to put them first, which is exactly what Governor Whitmer has shown with the major investments she’s recently made into all of these sectors -- all without raising taxes.”
On Monday, Craig spoke in Kent County and unveiled what many believe to be his campaign logo while taking jabs at Governor Whitmer and her administration's response to the pandemic.