Michigan Supreme Court leaves Craig, Johnson, others off ballot

Craig Mauger Beth LeBlanc
The Detroit News

The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday ended the chances of at least three Republican gubernatorial candidates to appear on the August primary ballot, siding with the state Bureau of Elections in ruling a deluge of forged signatures was enough to keep them from qualifying for the primary. 

The 6-1 decisions by the state's highest court mean that former Detroit police Chief James Craig, whom many viewed as the front runner for the GOP nomination, and businessman Perry Johnson, who poured millions of dollars into his campaign, are out of the race.