MI voters weigh in on governor’s primaries


In other races that will be closely watched this fall, Democrats nominated former national security official Elissa Slotkin and former state Rep. Gretchen Driskell for Republican-held House seats in southeastern MI. Debbie Stabenow in November, and several Democrats were vying for the congressional seat that was vacated by John Conyers.

It is still possible that Whitmer chooses a male running mate for lieutenant governor.

"Indeed, folks are pumped up to vote", Clark said.

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has declined Ben Shapiro's challenge to debate him for $10,000, likening the conservative host's offer to catcalling.

Gretchen Whitmer has won the Michigan Democratic nomination for governor, according to the Associated Press. "When you've got a Legislature that's so male, all the leaders making decisions around our health care being white males. you get the policies that we have here in MI". And either Republican business executive Lena Epstein or Democratic former auto bailout chief of staff Haley Stevens will succeed a retiring congressman in suburban Detroit. He also had a message for those who supported the other candidates.

Whitmer is from MI and now lives in East Lansing with her family.

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Republican candidates have stopped short of criticizing Trump regarding the tariffs, and have instead focused their campaign on the social and cultural issues that unite modern Republicans - such as anti-immigration policies or defunding Planned Parenthood.

She said even Republican-leaning women in Oakland County north of Detroit are volunteering for her campaign.

"It's not totally predictive, but I think it's a very good sign that we're going to have an engaged, excited Democratic electorate turning out in November", said Dillon, whose party has struggled with turnout in past midterm elections.

While the Michigan GOP's statewide ticket will be led by Schuette and Senate nominee John James, who are backed by Trump, it is still taking shape and could include women.

The conservative host referenced Ocasio-Cortez's comments that Republicans aren't willing to debate, and said he wanted to ask her to "name an industry you would not nationalize; which ones should the government not run and why?". Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines, an obstetrician-gynecologist.

"I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues", Mr. Shapiro said.