Rick Snyder wins Republican nomination for Governor
9:44 PM, Aug 3, 2010
12:21 PM, Aug 4, 2010
(WXYZ) - Rick Snyder has won the Republican nomination for Governor.
The latest numbers show that he has a ten point lead over
Congressman Peter Hoekstra.
Snyder, who ran under the slogan "One Tough Nerd" celebrated the
victory by saying "We've got a new definition for a nerd now, don't
He also celebrated his victory as an underdog, saying "When we
started a year ago we had no chance, but we rallied together as a
team ... you got on board with a vision, a plan to reinvent
Snyder also looked ahead, saying his victory was "a giant step
forward to create a positive future for Michigan." He went on to
say the Michigan was an "economic disaster" and that "we need to
focus on jobs to make this a great place for young people."