DETROIT – Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI 5th District) says he will forego the 2018 race for Michigan governor.
Kildee was projected to be one of the leading candidates to run on the democratic ticket next year.
Kildee released this statement:
I've truly appreciated all of the encouragement I've received to run for Governor. Right now, staying in Congress is where I know that I can make the biggest impact for you. And I am excited about this work — I feel a sense of duty to fight back, and I know that you are going to continue to be by my side.
We are at a pivotal moment in our nation's history. 2018 will be an important election year. While still far away, I am going to be doing everything I can to help Democrats win, up and down the ballot — from winning local races, to taking back state government, to winning back control of Congress. Too much is at stake — and we have to win.