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Thanedar turns in signatures to qualify for ballot

Posted at 4:44 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:17:22-04

Businessman Shri Thanedar has submitted 30,000 signatures to run for governor, becoming the third Democratic candidate to file.

Thanedar turned in the petitions Monday, before Tuesday's deadline. He says he wants to be governor to "make a difference for this state, which has given me so many breaks."

Thanedar is a scientist by training and immigrant from India who last year told a stake in his chemical-testing company for tens of millions of dollars. The political novice has been airing TV ads to build his name recognition.

Other Democrats running are Gretchen Whitmer and Abdul El-Sayed. Retired business executive Bill Cobbs is running, too, but may not have enough voter signatures to qualify.