From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry, who was the perceived front runner for the Democratic nomination in the toss-up Michigan governor's race to replace Jennifer Granholm, will announce he's dropping out at noon today, according to a Democratic source.
Local Lansing, Mich., affiliate WLNS reported late last night that Cherry may drop out. "[W]ord is that Cherry has had trouble raising money -- and fellow Democrats have privately and publically expressed doubts about his ability to win the race if he secured his party's nomination," WLNS wrote.
The possible front runners now for the nomination are either Andy Dillon, who is the speaker of the House, and Lansing mayor Virg Bernero.
"But stay tuned on that front," the source said.