Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his reelection campaign today in his hometown of Midland.
In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.
“A record that’s strong and clear. It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan,” says Schuette. “It’s a long election and I’m going to win. I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”
Schuette didn’t directly address the controversy over same-sex marriage.
But after his announcement, he told reporters he will not shy away from his support of the state constitutional amendment struck down by a federal judge last week.
Schuette says it will be up to the courts to decide the issue.
A federal appeals court issued a stay on the ruling, but not before about 300 same-sex couples married in Michigan on Saturday.
Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.
Schuette's opponent is Kalamazoo Democrat Mark Totten.