Gretchen Whitmer, a former leader in the MI state Senate, captured the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday night and will face off against the state's Republican attorney general, Bill Schuette, in a race that looms as a pivotal test of whether Democrats can reclaim power in a state President Donald Trump won two years ago. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in November.
Another Democratic running is businessman Shri Thanedar.
On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley received 245,483 votes, Patrick Colbeck had 127,664 votes, and Jim Hines received 107,410 votes. Another Trump favorite, black Iraq War veteran and business executive John James, defeated self-funded detergent manufacturer Sandy Pensler for the chance to take on Democratic Sen.
Green Party candidate Jennifer Kurland was unopposed in the primary.
"My heart is filled with gratitude".
"Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I'm willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special", he continued.
Libertarian candidates were also on the primary ballot for the first time in MI history. "The people who are supportive of the president are very supportive, they're very enthusiastic", said Anderson, adding that the GOP also will have to appeal to independent swing voters.
"I hope to earn your support as we move forward", Schuette said. "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. In fact, tonight, the campaign only begins".
Ocasio-Cortez said that she and Ing had similar life experiences even though they grew up worlds apart because they both lost their fathers when they were young and had to work multiple jobs to help their families make ends meet. Underfunding our schools, crumbling infrastructure, and water we can't drink.
"While the entire country wants to forget that history, we're not allowed to", she said. "I am proud of our state". "Detroit in on a great track, but there are so many things that need to be done. We are the home of the auto industry, the Arsenal of Democracy", the birthplace of the middle class.