Michigan Democrats stood together Friday morning — over breakfast.
In spite of a bit of mud slinging during the primary campaign, House Speaker Andy Dillon is expected to endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero at the Democrats’ Unity Breakfast in downtown Detroit.
Dillon told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Vickie Thomas that he is not ready to officials endorse Bernero for Governor until the candidate answers a few questions.
“I haven’t seen his plan yet so I want to know what’s his agenda, what’s his plan,” said Dillon. “I didn’t run to become governor. I ran because I had a vision for the state. And if there’s essential parts of that vision that aren’t ensured by him, you need to know that.”
Dillon said urban agenda is the most important part of his vision.
“I mean, obviously jobs is number one issue. But that urban agenda was put together with some really thoughtful people,” said Dillon.
Bernero defeated Dillon 59% to 41% percent in Tuesday’s primary. Bernero faces Republican Rick Snyder in November.
Bernero said that he has a message he’s bringing to the party’s unity breakfast.
“If we don’t start to put the P back in GDP — Gross Domestic Produc t- -if we don’t make things in Michigan, then it’s going to be a continued downward spiral,” said Bernero.
A party spokesman said outgoing Governor Jennifer Granholm is also expected to attend the event at the Westin Book Cadillac.
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