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Businessman Rinke launches campaign for Michigan governor

In this Nov. 2021 image made from video, Republican Kevin Rinke, a former owner of Detroit-area...
In this Nov. 2021 image made from video, Republican Kevin Rinke, a former owner of Detroit-area car dealerships, launches his campaign for Michigan governor on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in Detroit. Rinke is running for Michigan governor with TV and digital ads touting himself as a conservative outsider and criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (Ben Yoho/The Strategy Group/The Rinke Campaign via AP)(Ben Yoho | AP)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 11:14 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Kevin Rinke, a former owner of Detroit-area car dealerships, has launched his campaign for Michigan governor with TV and digital ads touting himself as a conservative outsider and criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Rinke is prepared to spend millions of his own money in the 2022 GOP primary. The winner will face the first-term Democratic governor.

He led Rinke Automotive Group, which was founded by his family. He later helmed a traumatic brain injury center, a health care company and became a private investor.

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