Michigan gubernatorial race

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


AG Bill Schuette
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Republican Bill Schuette said Wednesday that he wouldn't undo Michigan's expansion of Medicaid coverage if he were governor, refuting Democrats' accusation that electing him would lead to hundreds of thousands of adults losing their government health insurance.

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

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.


Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer want to square off in at least three televised debates in their race for Michigan governor.

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. 


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. 


Gubernatorial Democratic Candidates
Gretchen Whitmer, Shri Thanedar and Abdul El-Sayed / Facebook

A former legislative leader with the establishment's backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Abdul El-Sayed
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abdul El-Sayed / Facebook

A New York congressional candidate who recently shocked the political establishment by beating a 10-term congressman in a primary is campaigning in Michigan for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed.

Bernie Sanders photo
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont endorsed Dr. Abdul El-Sayed in Michigan's race for governor on Wednesday, providing a boost to the candidate in the closing weeks of the Democratic primary.

Brian Calley, Bill Schuette
Michigan.gov

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is opening a new attack against Bill Schuette in the Republican gubernatorial primary, accusing him of not working much as attorney general.

Michigan's Democratic race for governor may generally be more cordial than the Republican battle, where negative TV ads and candidate attacks have been steady for months.

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.

Gretchen Whitmer photo
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The Detroit Regional Chamber's political action committee is endorsing Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in their gubernatorial primary races.

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