Detroit's former police chief, Republican James Craig has all but launched his campaign for governor.
He is seeking to become Michigan’s first Black governor with a “law-and-order” message and emphasis on his leadership abilities.
Craig is the eighth Republican to form a candidate committee.
He's the best known and is considered a serious contender.
A former Democrat, the 61-year-old would be just the second Black major-party gubernatorial nominee if he wins the 2022 primary and would face Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Craig retired in June from the Detroit Police Department.
He released a video Wednesday and announced the formation of an “exploratory committee” that lets him begin raising and spending money.
His campaign says a formal launch with events and rallies will likely occur after Labor Day.