Though Whitmer could choose a male lieutenant governor candidate, Democrats also are fielding Sen. They cite hostility toward Trump, spending on top races and recent visits to the state from Vermont Sen.
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer addresses her supporters after winning the primary, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit.
Almost 2.2 million votes were cast, a 28 percent spike over the 1.7 million in 2002. He credited Republican leaders for helping the state "get off the mat" after a decade-long downturn and said Whitmer would "take us back to a time of shuttered industries, dashed dreams and higher taxes".
Bernie Sanders and upstart NY congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to boost Democrat Abdul El-Sayed, who lost to Whitmer.
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Calling Gretchen Whitmer the most liberal member of anything is something her Democratic competitors would have contested during the primary.
She said earlier this week that "there wasn't a single mom" consulted when the decision was made to switch Flint's water source, which led to lead contamination that has been blamed primarily on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration. "It's not very often that we overperform them in primary turnout, especially when you have equally competitive primaries on both sides". "Americans have the sticker shock of health care as it is, and what we're also not talking about is why aren't we incorporating the cost of all the funeral expenses of those who died because they can't afford access to health care?"
"They come to the race and will tell us, 'We really believe in electing women because women will be more civil and get more done in Washington, '" Slotkin said.
Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record.
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While the Michigan GOP's statewide ticket will be led by Schuette and Senate nominee John James, who are backed by Trump, it is still taking shape and could include women. He declined to name her.
Hours after the polls closed in Kansas Tuesday night, the state is still awaiting the results of the GOP primary nomination in the heated race between Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer.
"Miss Ocasio-Cortez, I'm really excited that you've been elevated to that position and I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues".
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