ESCANABA — Bill Schuette and Lisa Postumus Lyons stopped in Escanaba Friday to encourage supporters to get out the vote for the Tuesday election.
The two are running for governor and lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket. Schuette said he intends to build on the progress made during the last eight years.
“The real question for Michigan is, are you better off today than you were eight years ago. The answer is yes. Remember, eight years ago we had 18 percent unemployment, 500,000 lost jobs and people leaving the state in a mass exodus. We’ve had such success in the last eight years and we want tot build on that,” Schuette said.
Postumus Lyons said they need to build on Michigan’s momentum.
“The decision we have to make as a state is, are we going to go backward to the lost decade or are we going to move Michigan forward and continue this comeback? We’ve come a long way but there is more to do. Bill Schuette and I want to make sure that we are emphasizing skilled trades and vocational education and we’ve paid way too much for way too long for car insurance,” she said.
Attending the rally were State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain, State Senate candidate Ed McBroom of Vulcan and State Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba.