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Democrat Whitmer wins Michigan governor primary

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday’s primary. She will face Attorney General Bill Schuette, who defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines in the GOP primary.

Whitmer was considered the favorite due to her political experience and broad support from organized labor and other key groups. El-Sayed especially courted the party’s more liberal, pro-Bernie Sanders wing, as did Thanedar, who spent millions of dollars of his own money on his campaign.

The Michigan governorship is a top target for the Democratic Party, which is eager to make gains in the Midwest, where Republicans have dominated state governments and which helped President Donald Trump take the White House in 2016.

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2 comments

  • Simple

    I’ll vote for her.. anythings better than Bill Schuette who wasted millions of dollars going against the voters to try to overturn medical marijana!

  • Joseph R. Gaines

    Schuette has been in office for a number of years. So why is he just now talking about lowering the auto insurance? The State of Michigan has been paying the largest amount of auto insurance in the country. Schuette or any other republican will ever get a vote from me.