Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

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Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

Strong feelings about President Donald Trump, a competitive governor's race and congressional retirements fueled what probably was a record MI primary turnout, with more than half-million more people voting than in 2010 - the last time the governorship was open.

"She was the most liberal member of the Michigan Legislature".

Analysts attribute the surge in voter engagement to angst over and backing for Trump along with a ballot that had a number of high-profile, high-dollar open races on both sides.

Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for MI governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

"We need to throw Bill Schuette a big retirement party come November", Whitmer told jubilant supporters in Detroit on Tuesday. "Whatever differences we may have, it is my hope, starting tonight, we can unite in our common goal: more jobs, greater growth and bigger paychecks for MI families".

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.

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The GOP has controlled MI for 7 ½ years, and Democrats are eager to capitalize on what is typically rough sledding for the president's party in midterm elections and the state electorate's penchant for backing the opposite party when a governor leaves due to term limits.

In the 8th District stretching from the northern Detroit suburbs to Lansing, former USA national security official Elissa Slotkin, a Detroit, moved on to face Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in what is expected to be a competitive general election. Precincts then started to run low on ballots.

Gretchen Whitmer has won the Michigan Democratic nomination for governor, according to the Associated Press.

"The blue wave, it's a thing". "And she knows that, which is why her best move here would have been either to just ignore or to say no".

Ocasio-Cortez said that she and Ing had similar life experiences even though they grew up worlds apart because they both lost their fathers when they were young and had to work multiple jobs to help their families make ends meet.

"Our voters will come home". He also had a message for those who supported the other candidates. John James and Sandy Pensler squared off in a GOP primary for the chance to face Democratic Sen.

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