Candidate's own mother chooses opponent - WNEM TV 5

Candidate's own mother chooses opponent

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Greg MacMaster- photo courtesy of MacMaster's website. Greg MacMaster- photo courtesy of MacMaster's website.
Michigan State Representative Wayne Schmidt Michigan State Representative Wayne Schmidt
TRAVERSE CITY, MI (WNEM) -

It turns out you can't always count on family for a vote if you're running for office.

Michigan State Representative Wayne Schmidt has found support from an unlikely source, his opponent's mother.

Schmidt is facing off with Republican Greg MacMaster for an open senate seat in northern Michigan.

MacMaster's mother has told the Traverse City Record-Eagle that Schmidt is the better candidate.

MacMaster says he hasn't spoken to his mother in more than two decades and says it's unfortunate his politics have taken a personal turn.

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