It appears the 2014 race for Michigan governor has taken a big step toward being firmed up.
Former Michigan Congressman Mark Schauer has filed papers to run as a Democrat.
Other Democrats had tested the water, explored their chances and stepped off in favor of Schauer.
His political career began with the Battle Creek City Commission, then on to the State Legislature, and then to Congress, where he served one term representing the Battle Creek area before being unseated in a 2011 rematch with Tim Walberg.
Mark Schauer is at the Mackinac Policy Conference and he joined us from Mackinac Island.
Listen to the full interview above.