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.