Whitmer and Schuette Win Michigan Governor’s Nominations

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The primary is over, but MI is only about 3 months away from November and the candidates are ready to get started.

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.

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She's asking for one focused on education and skills training in Detroit, another focused on clean water in Flint and a third on expanding access to affordable health care in Grand Rapids.

"The blue wave, it's a thing".

"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said. "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.

In another suburban Detroit district, the 9th, Andy Levin was leading former state Rep. Ellen Lipton in the Democratic primary to succeed his father, longtime Rep.

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"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.

"We have so many elected officials with no political background". He beat out the three other candidates with about 50 percent of the vote.

Female candidates also had victories in several other national and state primaries.

"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.

She said even Republican-leaning women in Oakland County north of Detroit are volunteering for her campaign.

Though Whitmer may still choose a male running mate, the Democrats are fielding women for governor, Senate, state attorney general and secretary of state.

Vice President Mike Pence, who sought to unify Republicans at a post-primary rally in Grand Rapids, said the "blue wall" crumbled in MI with Trump's 2016 win - the first for a GOP presidential nominee in decades.

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