You can read the Freep's article here.
State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, considered the favorite to win the Democratic nomination for attorney general, said today she will withdraw from the running to spend more time with her two young daughters.
As for your Wizard's role in this sudden about-face, see the articles here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
I know what you're thinking -- you're thinking that the posts of a solitary blogger don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. To quote the noted philosopher Frank Drebin, however, "This is our hill, and these are our beans."
So long, Gretchen, we hardly knew ye.