Jim Hines, the former medical missionary to the Central African Republic who also studied at Grace College, lost in a four-way vote to be the Republican candidate for governor of Michigan in this fall’s election.
Hines, who is an obstetrician in Saginaw, Mich., took 11 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election, coming up short behind Bill Schuette, who won the nomination with 50.75 percent of the vote. Also on the ballot were Brian Calley and Patrick Colbeck. (Click here for complete election results.)
In an email to supporters, he said, “I have met thousands of hardworking people all across this State during my campaign for Governor and this has been a tremendous experience. I want to thank all of the volunteers who helped me during this campaign. I will never be able to express the gratitude that I have for their support.” (Read his complete letter.)
He has pledged to support Schuette, who currently serves as Michigan’s attorney general.