The deck was cleared for wealthy businessman Dick DeVos to challenge Gov. Jennifer Granholm next year when state Sen. Nancy Cassis of Novi, his last challenger for the Republican nomination, withdrew and gave him her endorsement.
"I am ending my campaign and will work for Dick DeVos to advance the Republican agenda to create jobs for our state," Cassis said. "He has an excellent organization. It's polished, and he's very energized and committed."
DeVos welcomed her support, saying Cassis "did a wonderful job of bringing forward the issues."
This most likely clears the primary for DeVos who can now completely focus on Granholm. I would not be surprised if Cassis is the next Lt. Governor.