Gretchen Whitmer Handily Wins Michigan's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

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"She was the most liberal member of the Michigan Legislature". That is almost 28 percent higher than the 1.7 million who turned out in 2002, which is believed to be the previous MI midterm primary record.

Gretchen Whitmer, the former Democratic leader of the MI state Senate, won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday night.

Listen above to hear more about how the high turnout impacted electoral results, and the victories of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer.

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has declined Ben Shapiro's challenge to debate him for $10,000, likening the conservative host's offer to catcalling.

The Michigan governorship is a top target for the Democratic Party, which is eager to make gains in the Midwest, where Republicans have dominated state governments and which helped President Donald Trump take the White House in 2016.

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In the 8th District stretching from the northern Detroit suburbs to Lansing, former US national security official Elissa Slotkin, a Detroit, moved on to face Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in what is expected to be a competitive general election.

Though Whitmer could choose a male lieutenant governor candidate, Democrats also are fielding Sen.

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

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

"There is tremendous intensity among Democratic women to participate in the election", said Bernie Porn, a pollster with EPIC-MRA in Lansing who attributed the surge to a backlash against Trump. We're aware of it. She said while the president's party typically faces rough sledding in his first midterm election, Michigan Republicans have a better record of getting out the vote than Democrats do. "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?" The resignation of 27-term Democrat John Conyers - who left after allegations of sexual harassment - and the coming retirements of 18-term Democrat Sandy Levin and two-term Republican Dave Trott sparked intense fights to succeed them.

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