(CBS DETROIT) – New candidates are emerging in the race against Governor Whitmer, including former Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

FILE – In this Thursday, April 16, 2020, file photo, Detroit Police Chief James Craig addresses the media during Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s daily media briefing on the coronavirus, in Detroit. In early July 2021, while speaking at an event, ex-Detroit police chief James Craig talked about his Republican credentials, telling party stalwarts about his evolution from being a “born” Democrat. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

He officially confirmed he’s running for governor last night in an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.

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Craig has become an outspoken critic against Whitmer since he retired from law enforcement back in June.

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He’ll be up against Whitmer and a wide field of other Republican candidates in 2022.

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