LANSING (AP)—Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon is jumping into the Michigan gubernatorial race.
Campaign spokesman Ken Coleman said today that Dillon will start his announcement tour Sunday in Wayne County's Redford Township, which he has represented since a 2004 special election.
He also plans stops in Saginaw on Sunday and in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit on Monday.
A new poll shows Dillon has the highest level of support among Democrats, with 17 percent of 400 likely Democratic primary voters saying he's their choice. Forty-five percent of voters remain undecided.
Dillon faces Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and state Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith. Former Genesee County Treasurer Dan Kildee has formed an exploratory committee and says he's campaigning.