democratic primaries

Supporters gather across the street from the Fox Theatre in Detroit on the evening of the first debate.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

Ten Democrats took the stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit Tuesday for the first night of the July debates. WKAR’s Abigail Censky was watching in Detroit and she joined WKAR Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney to recap the big takeaways from the first night in the set of debates. 

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.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Jesse Korman / Facebook/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest.