STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — At least one Macomb County commissioner is questioning Prosecutor Eric Smith's proposal to ban his assistant prosecutors from running against him or making political contributions to his election opponent.
Smith described the language as a "no-compete" clause in a proposed contract for the 60 assistants and said it has nothing to do with staffers who might want to replace him.
"I more than welcome all comers for the job. This is strictly about keeping politics out of the office," Smith told The Detroit News for a Friday story.
This seems to insert politics in the office to me. Is first-termer Smith worried about competition in a swing county?