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05/15/2013 09:35 am ET

Democrat Mark Schauer Talks 2014: 'This Governor Has Taken The State Down The Wrong Path'

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LANSING, MI -- Former Congressman Mark Schauer likes his current job, has enjoyed spending more time with his family and doesn't particularly miss the campaign trail -- but the Battle Creek Democrat is strongly considering a run for governor, and he expects to finalize his decision in the near future.

"I've had a chance to recharge my batteries, and I'm feeling compelled by the direction that this governor and the Republican legislature has taken our state," Schauer, who has been out of elected office for more than two years, told MLive on Tuesday. "I think it's wrong."

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