"When you've got a Legislature that's so male, all the leaders making decisions around our health care being white males. you get the policies that we have here in MI". They cite hostility toward Trump, spending on top races and recent visits to the state from Vermont Sen. She will face Attorney General Bill Schuette, who defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines, an obstetrician-gynecologist.
Though Whitmer may still choose a male running mate, the Democrats are fielding women for governor, Senate, state attorney general and secretary of state.
"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said. He beat out the three other candidates with about 50 percent of the vote.
In the frantic closing days, Whitmer campaigned with union leaders, members of the state's Democratic congressional delegation and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who said she is the party's best chance to retake the governorship in November. "I like lower taxes", Lauer said. "Detroit in on a great track, but there are so many things that need to be done". Look at Flint and the Detroit schools.
Steve Lauer, 75, a retired business consultant from Traverse City, said he backed Schuette - a former congressman, state senator, agriculture director and appellate judge - because of his experience and conservative beliefs.
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Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor. "I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul", the principal said.
Democratic challenger Abdul El-Sayed received 340,363 votes, while Shri Thanedar received 199,304 votes.
Schuette also thanked his competitors in the Republican party for their commitment to the state and their service to MI.
In the 8th District stretching from the northern Detroit suburbs to Lansing, former USA national security official Elissa Slotkin, a Detroit, moved on to face Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in what is expected to be a competitive general election.
Republicans say they expected higher Democratic turnout. But she was an outspoken advocate for women's issues long before the January 2017 Women's Marches and #MeToo era, publicly disclosing during a 2013 legislative debate on health insurance coverage for abortions that she had been raped in college.