This lineup of republicans running for the presidential primary in 2011 eventually got whittled down to just Mitt Romney, who then lost to Obama in the main election.
"Ides of March" was just about the end of Michigan's very generous tax incentives.
Prince Fielder, first baseman for the Beloit Snappers, left, and his dad Cecil talk in the visitors dugout before the start of the game between Beloit and West Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 7, 2003.
Ryan Gosling, right, holds his dog, George, after wrapping up a day of filming on the set of "Ides of March" in downtown Ann Arbor, MI.
For about a week straight I covered New Orleanians making new friends and homes in Kalamazoo, MI after Hurricane Katrina.
This was a cool Health magazine, now out of business, that covered Oakland County and the Metro Detroit area.
What will the 2013 Michigan winter be like?
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and legendary fighter Tommy Hearns pose underneath the Joe Louis statue inside Cobo Hall during the Detroit Auto Show on Jan 20, 2012. Leyland said he was thrilled when he found out he was going to meet Hearns.
Leyland has since retired as manager of the Tigers.
The 63rd annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon took place in Grayling, Michigan on July 24 and 25th, 2010. A record 94 teams began with a Lemans-style running start, portaging 6 dams and paddling 120 miles to the finish in Oscoda Sunday.
A pack of canoes paddles across Mio Pond under the moonlight. (MARK BIALEK/Special to the Detroit News)
A proud looking hornworm hangs out on a tomato branch in Whitmore Lake, MI.
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According to the Detroit Free Press, Ryan Gosling is scouting Detroit for locations to direct his first movie. More of my shots of stars during Michigan's hollywood heyday can be found here:
Took this shot of a pumpkin spice latte at Roos Roast in Ann Arbor on November of 2013.
Here's a photo I originally took on the Kalamazoo Promise for the Kalamazoo Gazette. (Photos by Mark Bialek)