GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder has named33-year-old conservative state Rep. Brian Calley as his runningmate.
Snyder made the announcement Wednesday afternoon on stage atthe Grand Rapids Public Museum. About 100 Snyder supportersgathered for the announcement and a Snyder town hall meeting in theauditorium.
A former banker, Calley has been a state representative fromPortland since 2007. He led the House Republican campaign effort in2008.
Calley doesn't have much of the legislative experience thatSnyder lacks, but he's expected to help the more moderate Snydershore up his support among tea party supporters and other GOPconservatives.
Democratic Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is expected to pick arunning mate this week.
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