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      Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor visits Marquette

      The Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan visited the Upper Peninsula on Thursday.

      Mark Schauer will challenge Republican Governor Rick Snyder in his re-election bid.

      Schauer stopped in Marquette for the city's 4th of July parade. He was also here to discuss why he's running for governor. Schauer says he disagrees with Governor Snyder's decision to make cuts to education programs.

      He credits improvement in the state's economy to the auto industry's comeback, not Governor Snyder.

      "I'm running for governor to help create an economy that works for everyone," said Schauer. "Not just the wealthiest and the well connected, not just the corporate special interests. We need an economy that helps us rebuild the middle class throughout the entire state, including here in the U.P."

      Schauer will make several more stops in other areas of the U.P., and he plans to visit all 83 of Michigan's counties.