Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

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In the Republican battle, Schuette - a veteran politician who has served in Congress, the Legislature and as an appellate judge - emphasized his endorsement from Trump and a proposal to cut the state income tax.

If Gretchen Whitmer wins in the general election she'll become the second woman ever to be Michigan's governor and could head an all-female democrat ticket in November.

More than five thousand people voted Libertarian, with candidate Bill Gelineau taking the nomination.

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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.

She also claims her message is resonating with female voters in the state.

It is still possible that Whitmer chooses a male running mate for lieutenant governor.

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Many , including professional athletes and the Republican governor of OH , were critical of Trump's statements. Saturday's statement would not be the first time the first lady illustrated her independence from her husband.

"Why don't we talk about the cost of reduced productivity because of people who need to go on disability, because of people who are not able to participate in our economy because they are having issues like diabetes or they don't have access to the health care that they need?" she added.

Michigan, where Republicans have controlled state government for 7 1/2 years, is an important gauge of whether Democrats can make gains in the upper Midwest after Trump won the state in 2016.

Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor.

"I like balanced budgets".

Whitmer asked the supporters of El-Sayed - who was endorsed by Vermont Sen.

Other moments highlighted include false claims Ocasio-Cortez has made, which have since been debunked, including when she claimed unemployment rates are low because "everyone has two jobs" and when she said the USA defense budget was allotted a $700 billion increase previous year.

After Tuesday's primaries across four states - Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington - there were 11 female nominees for governor and 182 for the House of Representatives, the U.S. media reported. It would be a first for either party in MI and is part of the broader surge in women running for office - mostly as Democrats - since the election of President Donald Trump. And either Republican business executive Lena Epstein or Democratic former auto bailout chief of staff Haley Stevens will succeed a retiring congressman in suburban Detroit.

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