State Representative Gretchen Driskell, seen here addressing the Lenawee County Democrats, earned the endorsement of former Governor William Milliken Wednesday in her campaign for Congress.Republican former Governor Milliken endorses Democrat Driskell for Congress
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Former Governor William Milliken, a Republican, has a long history of crossing party lines to endorse Democrats. He continued that tradition on Wednesday by endorsing State Representative Gretchen Driskell of Saline, a Democrat, in her effort to unseat U.S. Representative Tim Walberg of Tipton, a Republican who represents a district that includes the rural and exurban western, northern, and southern portions of Washtenaw County.More at the link, including Milliken's history of endorsing Democrats for state and federal office, the most recent poll, which is from September, and a video of Paul Ryan meeting with but not yet endorsing Donald Trump. I couldn't resist pointing out a Republican not endorsing another Republican while a Republican endorsed a Democrat.
"We need people in Washington who work to find common ground and common solutions to our problems. Based on her record of achievement, I believe Gretchen Driskell is that person. I urge the voters of the 7th Congressional District to elect Gretchen Driskell as their representative in Congress," Milliken concluded.
Driskell thanked Milliken for his endorsement. "I am very honored to have the endorsement of such a well-respected Michigan leader" she said in the same statement. "I have always admired Governor Milliken's commitment to working together to address our state's challenges and his long-standing service to our Michigan families."