Mike Wilkinson, DETROIT NEWS STAFF WRITER
After making job creation his No. 1 campaign theme, former corporate executive and venture capitalist Rick Snyder has been made Michigan's next CEO.
By a wide margin, voters have turned to the political novice to reshape the state's business climate in hopes of regaining the jobs that have evaporated by the tens of thousands.
Early results, combined with exit polls, show Snyder tapped into voter discontent across the state and with independents in earning a victory that will send the millionaire to Lansing.
Just two years after turning to Barack Obama to save the state from economic disaster, Michigan voters turned to the former Gateway CEO — and it appears he will be followed to Lansing by a number of fellow Republicans.
"Welcome to the Republican victory party," gushed L. Brooks Patterson, the Republican Oakland County executive, as he took the stage atRead More »from Snyder is Michigan’s next governor; GOP heads toward sweep