SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The Latest on the Michigan governor’s race (all times local):

2:35 p.m.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley has officially been endorsed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

Snyder made the announcement with the lieutenant governor Wednesday at a construction company in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. Snyder says he wants to pass the baton to someone who can take Michigan “to an even higher level.”

He says he has looked forward to endorsing Calley ever since he asked him to be his running mate eight years ago.

Snyder cannot run a third time because of term limits.

Other Republicans running to succeed Snyder include Attorney General Bill Schuette, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines. Four Democrats are running.

The primary election is in August.


5:40 a.m.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley is expected to be officially endorsed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

Calley, who has been lieutenant governor alongside Snyder for more than seven years, will host the governor at a campaign event Wednesday in the Detroit suburb of Southfield.

The pending endorsement is no surprise, but it could give Calley a lift among Republican voters. When Calley launched his campaign in November, Snyder touted him as a “wonderful partner” and was the special guest at a Calley campaign fundraiser.

Snyder cannot run a third time because of term limits.

Other Republicans running to succeed Snyder include Attorney General Bill Schuette, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines. Four Democrats are running.

The primary election is in August.