Gretchen Whitmer

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Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer for governor, Garlin Gilchrist for lieutenant governor and 19 other Michigan Democrats running for Congress or the Legislature.

On this week's Current State: how the Larry Nassar & Flint Water Crisis are now part of the Michigan governor's campaigns; how the political marriage gap is closing; enthusiasm among young voters; resources for sexual assault victims triggered by Dr. Ford's testimony; grey wolves relocated in the UP; and a movie cameo by the Jackson Symphony music director.


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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is calling for the elimination of Michigan's "retirement tax" in a new TV ad airing in the governor's race.

Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race didn't tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job.

Gretchen Whitmer
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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP opponent in this year's race for governor.

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Former top-level state officials with the Snyder, Engler, and Milliken administrations are among a group of Republicans and independents publicly endorsing Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for governor.


Michigan gubernatorial candidates Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer will hold two televised debates in October, both campaigns announced on Friday.


Joe Biden
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Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Michigan Wednesday to help Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer raise funds for her campaign. 


Bill Schuette and Lisa Posthumus Lyons
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In a message via Twitter on Sunday evening, Lisa Posthumus Lyons, the Republican nominee for Michigan’s Lt. Governor seat, said her home was heavily damaged in a fire. No one was injured. 

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Michigan politicians from both sides of the aisle remembered US Senator John McCain, who passed away after a long fight with cancer on Saturday.

Garlin Gilchrist II, Gretchen Whitmer
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Candidata Demócrata para gobernador Gretchen Whitmer ha anunciado  que su compañero de carrera será Garlin Gilchrist II, quien es responsable por el medio de comunicación en la Universidad de Michigan.

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, Lisa Lyons
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El candidato para gobernador Republicano de Michigan Bill Schuette, ha seleccionado a ex Representante del Estado Lisa Posthumus Lyons como su compañero de carrera.

Bill Schuette, Lisa Lyons
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Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette has selected former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate.

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.


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