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LANSING, Mich. | Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. — Call it Michigan’s pink and blue wave. Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. It would be a first for either party in Michigan and is part of the … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

LANSING, Mich.  — 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. Schuette and Whitmer — both veteran officeholders — easily bested their opponents in Tuesday’s … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

LANSING, Mich. — Former Democratic legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer and GOP state Attorney General Bill Schuette won the nominations to run for Michigan governor on Tuesday, advancing to a fall showdown to succeed term-limited Republican Rick Snyder. Whitmer, the first woman to lead a Michigan state Senate caucus, beat former Detroit health director Dr. Abdul … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

LANSING, Mich | Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

LANSING, Mich — 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. On the Republican side in Tuesday’s state primary, Michigan’s conservative attorney general is touting his tax cut … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

LANSING, Mich | Michigan Democratic candidates spar over corporate donations

LANSING, Mich. — 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. The state bans corporations from giving money directly to candidates but Democratic hopefuls Shri Thanedar and Abdul El-Sayed have gone a step further … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Michigan Democratic candidates spar over corporate donations

LANSING, Mich | Michigan Democrats hope pot measure brings out youth vote

LANSING, Mich. — As both parties continue pumping money into the 2018 race, Michigan Democrats are hoping to cash in on another kind of green. A proposal to legalize marijuana has sprouted on Michigan’s November ballot, putting the state on the cusp of allowing recreational use of the drug for those 21 and older. It … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Michigan Democrats hope pot measure brings out youth vote