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.