Wednesday, March 09, 2005
He's the guy with Prez. Ever heard of him?
If you're not involved in Michigan politics the answer is probably no. He's a pastor from the Detroit area. His congregation is around 20,000 strong. He's a former Detroit councilman who's been a Republican for 20 years and he has formed an exploratory committee for a run at the U.S. Senate in 2006 against Debbie Stabenow.
He's already making the rounds. He recently spoke to the Republican women of Kalamazoo and will be speaking at a Michigan State Students for Life conference on March 19. I think he has the Michigan Democrats shaking in their boots. An African-American pastor from the Detroit area puts a large portion of the Michigan Democratic base up in air. Hopefully, we'll be hearing more from Pastor Butler in the months to come.
Here's an old article from the Detroit News that has some background information.
More background at Faith News