Gretchen Whitmer

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.

 Michigan capitol building at sunset
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Corporate donations have become a central issue in the Michigan Democratic contest for governor as the three candidates try to woo progressive voters ahead of the Aug. 7 primary.

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.

Brett Kavanaugh
Screen shot from PBS NewsHour

In Michigan, reaction to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh was split along party lines. 


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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.

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...

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

Democrats vying for Michigan governor head into the final two months of their primary fight with a number of new policy initiatives in hand, including a single-payer system of universal health care, a college scholarship program and a plan to offset child care costs so women can work.

Gretchen Whitmer photo
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The conservative group Americans for Prosperity is spending nearly $1.7 million on a TV ad criticizing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, saying she backed policies of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and voted for tax increases as a legislator.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Thursday voluntarily issued a financial disclosure statement showing personal assets totaling more than $13 million — largely investments held in blind trusts or property he inherited in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Colorado.

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

Michigan's three Democratic candidates for governor will meet for two televised debates.

Abdul El-Sayed, Patrick Colbeck
pictures from campaign websites

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.


Abdul El-Sayed
Abdul El-Sayed / Facebook

The Michigan elections bureau has rejected challenges to the candidacy of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed.

AG Bill Schuette
File photo / WKAR-MSU

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette is featuring his support from President Donald Trump in a new TV ad.

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

Brian Calley
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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is the fourth Republican running for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot. As we hear from Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, he wants to succeed Governor Rick Snyder.


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