Politics & Government

Political news

Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave.

washingtontimes.com

Michiganders flocked to the polls Tuesday in numbers that haven’t been matched in recent decades. Election officials say it is the highest primary election turnout since at least 1978. There were multiple contested primaries – including for governor and state House and Senate.    


Rashida Tlaib
Facebook page of Rashida Tlaib

An attorney and former Michigan lawmaker is looking ahead to becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Debbie Dingell
Congress.gov

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

Gretchen Whitmer photo
flickr creative commons

Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan's first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Flint water
WKAR File Photo

An ex-mayor who was ousted by voters in 2015 amid a lead-tainted water crisis in Flint has lost his bid for a seat in the Michigan House.

East Lansing City Hall
Flickr/Creative Commons

The City of East Lansing’s income tax proposal has been approved by voters in the 2018 primary. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more.

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
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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

A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

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. 

School Hallway
WKAR-MSU File photo

A state law that allows tax dollars to go to private and parochial schools is making its way through the courts. The Michigan Court of Appeals heard arguments in the lawsuit against the state Tuesday.    


voting sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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


Ex-Offenders Can Vote In Michigan

Aug 7, 2018
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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

Pages