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Gov. Snyder: I am not running for president in 2016

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LANSING, Mich.  — Gov. Rick Snyder officially announced Thursday that he will not run for president in 2016.

“I will focus my attention on continuing Michigan’s reinvention,” he said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Politico reported that Snyder would not run for president.  A Snyder spokesperson told FOX 17 Wednesday that Snyder had not made any formal decisions on a presidential campaign.

Rumors of a possible presidential run began swirling as the governor launched a national tour to promote Michigan and the state’s future. When asked about it in April, Snyder told FOX 17 he didn’t want to stir up speculation but also remained vague.


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