He is taking his campaign to cities hardest hit by the economy.
“We have incredible needs in our cities. We have that in common all of our cities, Detroit, Lansing and Flint. Needs that could be addressed,” Bernero said. “That money (federal stimulus) three-fourths of it never made it out of the state capital. The money went through the governor, it went through the legislature instead of coming directly to mayors.”
He said cities know where the potholes are and where the business incubation is needed.
“We need jobs for our people. This was an incredible opportunity to make some transformational differences in our cities. That wasn’t done,” Bernero said. “We got a few roads paved and that’s wonderful. But how good is a paved road if you don’t have a job to drive to?”
It is evident from Lansing that the business of the people is not getting done and that in an election season politicians are more concerned about reelection than reinstalling the Michigan Promise.
But the Democrats will have to find an answer if they are serious about maintaining the governorship. The bloodletting has just begun with Bernero’s candidacy.
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