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Lessenberry: 'Mark Brewer Is In Trouble' In Bid To Stay State Democratic Chairman

January 28, 2013, 5:20 PM

Mark Brewer has led the Michigan Democratic Party since 1995 -- a streak that could end next month, veteran analyst Jack Lessenberry suggests.   

"Brewer has been on the job for 18 years now and wants a 10th two-year term," Lessenberry notes in a Michigan Radio commentary.

online as having been "active in the Michigan Democratic Party for over 30 years" and as "the most experienced Democratic state party chair in the country."

He has been "an ultimate survivor" who held on even when Jennifer Granholm pushed a rival candidate in 2003, Lessenberry acknowledges. 

What everyone knows is that nothing lasts forever. . . . 

For the first time in a long time, there appears to be an attractive candidate to succeed him -- Lon Johnson, a skilled fundraiser with close ties to the Obama administration. 

Johnson, who lives in Kalkaska, lost a state House race there last November.

Read more:  Michigan Radio

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