Election 2018

This week on Current State: the fight over redistricting in Michigan goes to the Supreme Court; stopping the "summer slide" of students learning how to read; two stars of "The Lion King"; stopping opioid abuse with IT; blueberries and much more.


The pivotal moment in Michigan's Republican fight for governor may have occurred long before any of the main contenders had even entered the race.

Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
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Twin sisters from western Michigan are running for county commissioner seats, but they aren't endorsing one another.

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Two Republicans hoping to face off against incumbent Debbie Stabenow in November’s US Senate race debated this morning on WKAR’s Off The Record. Katie Cook has more.

 


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Fri. Jul. 6, 8am - Livestream and Facebook | Michigan Republican candidates for U.S. Senate Sandy Pensler and John James meet for a debate on public television's Off the Record

Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer, businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed
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The three Democrats running for Michigan governor met for their first televised debate Wednesday night, with two decrying corporate financial influence on state politics while a third...

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Six Republicans and Democrats running for governor faced each other in a debate Thursday night on Mackinac Island. There was a lot of talk, but no knock-out blows. 


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The Michigan elections bureau is recommending certification of a ballot initiative that aims to end political gerrymandering by having an independent commission draw congressional and legislative districts instead of state lawmakers.

Brian Calley, Bill Schuette
Michigan.gov

Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley lodged new accusations against gubernatorial rival Bill Schuette on Thursday, saying the attorney general was personally involved in the transfer of property in the U.S. Virgin Islands while all of his assets were supposed to be in a blind trust.

Abdul El-Sayed, Patrick Colbeck
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The four Republicans and three Democrats running for governor appeared together Thursday for the first time. Arguments about ethics and racism broke out at the forum.


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar is challenging the ballot eligibility of one of his opponents.

Shri Thanedar
Shri Thanedar Facebook Page

Millionaire businessman Shri Thanedar has filed petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports.


Former Michigan congressman John Conyers
Congress.gov

A judge has refused to set an earlier election for the seat formerly held by retired U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

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United Automobile Workers photo

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won another key endorsement from organized labor Monday in the race for Michigan governor, this time from the state's largest union.

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The special election to replace a Michigan state senator convicted of theft has been set.

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