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Likely Michigan Gov. Candidate Cherry Launches Web Site

Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry hasn’t officially declared his candidacy for governor in 2010, but he sure looks like he’s headed in that direction.

Cherry, who is second-in-command under term-limited current Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, launched a new Web site Thursday, titled “A Whole Lot of People Supporting John Cherry.” Beneath his name it reads, “Democrat for Governor.”

Cherry is considered to be the leading contender for the post on the Democratic side, though it’s unlikely he’ll have the race to himself. He, Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel and state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith have all formed exploratory committees that allow them to fundraise for a potential run.

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