Rick Snyder will not run for president in 2016

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder — on the heels of a presidential poll that showed a local reporter performed stronger, and a day after a ballot proposal he touted as a way to fund road infrastructure across the state went down in flames — has decided not to make a long shot bid for the White House.

In a statement issued Thursday, Snyder cited a bevy of stats that highlight what he calls "Michigan's comeback story" and put to rest any speculation he wants to make a bid in 2016.

"I do not have plans to run for president in 2016," he said. "I will focus my attention on continuing Michigan's reinvention." 

By all indications, a Snyder presidential campaign was doomed before it ever began

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Ryan Felton

Ryan Felton was born in 1990 and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Livonia. In 2009, after a short stint at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to Detroit where he has remained ever since. After graduating from Wayne State University’s journalism program, he went on to work as a staff writer...
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