Gretchen Whitmer

Current State for Oct. 27-28, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

A politics packed Current State: legalization of marijuana in Michigan; Williamston School Board recall over safety for LGBTQ students; Fight to stop partisan gerrymandering and Conversations with all 6 gubernatorial candidates in Michigan.

Bill Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer

Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer clashed often Wednesday in their final debate before the election of Michigan's next governor, as he warned against going "backward" with her "extreme" agenda and she blamed his rhetoric for fostering a political environment in which pipe bombs were mailed to prominent public servants.

MI Election 2018: Gretchen Whitmer

Oct 24, 2018
Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

WKAR is speaking with all six of the candidates running to be Michigan's next governor about water, education, healthcare and other issues facing the state. Morning Edition host Emily Fox interviewed Democratic nominee Gretchen Whitmer.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha photo
Courtesy photo / Hurley Medical Center

The doctor whose research exposed the Flint water crisis has announced her support for Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer.

Barack Obama
PBS NewsHour

Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Democrats in Michigan.

Michigan voters will select a new governor on Election Day.  The state’s chief executive will preside over a public school system that serves more than 1.5 million students.  The  six gubernatorial candidates are each outlining their vision for public education in Michigan. 

Bill Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer
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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette traded shots on health care, taxes and other issues in their first head-to-head debate in Michigan's race for governor.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of Democratic rival Gretchen Whitmer for backing a bipartisan overhaul of Michigan's largest health insurer, saying it led to a spike in costs for supplemental insurance that covers Medicare recipients' coinsurance and deductibles.

Barack Obama
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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.

Gretchen Whitmer photo
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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
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

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.

Schuette & Whitmer Agree To Two Debates

Sep 14, 2018

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