Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

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Faye Gross | 11 August, 2018, 11:42

Gretchen Whitmer, a former state House minority leader, secured the Democratic nomination for governor and will face Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) in the race to replace term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder (R).

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer walks on Livernois Ave.as she tours the area with Mayor Mike Duggan, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit.

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday's primary.

According to the unofficial results at press time from Ballotpedia, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Schuette won the Republican race with 494,297 votes, Whitmer edged out her Democratic competitors with 585,498 votes, and Libertarian candidate Gelineau received 3,503 votes. They cite hostility toward Trump, spending on top races and recent visits to the state from Vermont Sen. In the contests for both the governor's office and the Senate, some of the state's most Trump-like conservatives will square off against two traditional Democrats - and two women - in Whitmer and the incumbent senator, Debbie Stabenow.

"I mean, if she were to get into a discussion with somebody who asks her tough questions, I don't think she has the information or the philosophy at her disposal to actually answer those questions well", Shapiro said.

Attorney General Bill Schuette bested Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to become the GOP's candidate.

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"Indeed, folks are pumped up to vote", Clark said. It would be a first for either party in MI and is part of the broader surge in women running for office - mostly as Democrats - since the election of President Donald Trump.

With almost 90 percent of precincts reporting, Schuette had roughly half of the GOP vote to Calley's quarter, with Colbeck and Hines at 13 percent and 11 percent respectively.

Voters in MI also decided two other primary races.

"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said.

Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record. "And she knows that, which is why her best move here would have been either to just ignore or to say no". Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines.

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