Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder — on the heels of a presidential poll that showed a local reporter performed stronger
, and a day after a ballot proposal he touted as a way to fund road infrastructure across the state went down in flames
— has decided not to make a long shot bid for the White House.
In a statement issued Thursday, Snyder cited a bevy of stats that highlight what he calls "Michigan's comeback story" and put to rest any speculation he wants to make a bid in 2016.
"I do not have plans to run for president in 2016," he said. "I will focus my attention on continuing Michigan's reinvention."
By all indications, a Snyder presidential campaign was doomed before it ever began