Schauer lays out his plan for governor election - WNEM TV 5

Schauer lays out his plan for governor election

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Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer was in the state capital on Tuesday laying out his jobs plan.

Schauer said his 10 point plan will create good jobs throughout the state and help Michigan compete in the global economy.

Schauer has trailed the governor is just about every poll and until Tuesday he had not officially explained how he plans to create jobs.

"We feel very good about our chances," Schauer said.

Voters will decide who will spend the next four years as governor during the November election.

"Snyder has given big cuts to corporations," Schauer said.

Schauer believes voters will decide based on who has the better jobs plan.

In Lansing, standing alongside his running mate Lisa Brown, Schauer made his case.

Schauer laid out a 10 point plan with education at the center of it. 

"And we make higher education affordable. It really is the key to building a strong economy. That's why it's number one in our job plan," Schauer said.

He contrasted the difference between his plan and what he calls the failed policies of current Gov. Rick Snyder.

"We now have the third worst unemployment rate in the country under Rick Snyder's policies. We're projected to be 49th out of 50 in job growth over the next 10 years," Schauer said.

The democratic hopeful said he believes the momentum has shifted in his favor.

TV5 reached out to the governor's office, who said Schauer's claims about the governor are misleading and that the governor continues to invest in education and has increased spending every year since he's been in office.

Schauer has been down by as much as eight points in the polls, but he's gained some ground.

In the latest poll, the democratic challenger trails Snyder by just three points.

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