Election 2018

Garlin Gilchrist II, Gretchen Whitmer
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has announced that her running mate is Garlin Gilchrist II, who runs the University of Michigan's Center for Social Media Responsibility.


Bill Schuette and Lisa Posthumus Lyons
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Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor – he won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary. If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.


With less than three months to go until Michigan elects its next Governor, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in commercials on TV. Prepare to see a lot more.


On this edition of Current State: the gubernatorial race now until November, an interview with Rashida Tlaib, a new charter school in East Lansing, a gallery combining art and science in Detroit, the new milk processor in St  Johns and secrets of the sugar industry.


Capital building photo
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Gretchen Whitmer ha ganado la nominación Democrática para Gobernador de Michigan, venciendo a dos competidores para avanzar a la elección de noviembre para suceder al Gobernador Republicano, Rick Snyder.  

Debbie Dingell
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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is calling for a thorough investigation into election problems in Wayne County during Tuesday's primaries. 

A former national security advisor will take on the Republican incumbent in the race for the 8th Congressional District which runs from Lansing to Detroit. 


Detroit-area businessman and Iraq War veteran John James has won the Republican nomination to run against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall.

Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer will battle it out for the governor’s seat in November. Libertarians also had a choice for governor on the primary ticket, for the first time in Michigan’s history. 


Michigan Capitol
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UPDATED Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.: results for Michigan's governor, U.S. Senate and Congressional districts.

A "Vote Here" sign
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UPDATED Wednesday at 2:00 a.m.: results for the East Lansing income tax/property tax reduction proposal; Ingham county Justice millage (new jail, Sheriff’s offices, court facilities); Capital Area District Library Ballot Proposal. 

voting sign
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The big story for Michigan Primary 2018 may be the heavy turnout. 


Ex-Offenders Can Vote In Michigan

Aug 7, 2018
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A prison reform advocacy group says formerly incarcerated people do have the right to vote in Michigan.

The Michigan primary is fast approaching. Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls on August 7th to decide who they want to represent their party in the November governor’s race. Three democratic candidates hope they’ll be chosen, and money – and the television ads it buys – has played an interesting role in the Democratic race so far.


The Republican candidates for governor have been battling it out for months. There’s more money being spent on the Republican primary than recent years– and it’s being used to help the candidates go after each other. 


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