Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

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Listen above to hear more about how the high turnout impacted electoral results, and the victories of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer. But state Attorney General Bill Schuette secured the endorsement of President Trump, largely because he supported him after the "Access Hollywood" tape broke in October 2016 when Calley would not.

"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. In the contests for both the governor's office and the Senate, some of the state's most Trump-like conservatives will square off against two traditional Democrats - and two women - in Whitmer and the incumbent senator, Debbie Stabenow. "I will not be governor managing Michigan's decline into a smaller, less significant state".

"I mean, if she were to get into a discussion with somebody who asks her tough questions, I don't think she has the information or the philosophy at her disposal to actually answer those questions well", Shapiro said.

Green Party candidate Jennifer Kurland was unopposed in the primary.

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

Whitmer recieved the majority of party support in defeating Abdul El-Sayed and Shri Thanedar. Slotkin, who has raised more money than Rep. Mike Bishop, said that particularly this year, voters are looking for candidates "who will no longer just kind of check the box on voting the right way" but are asking how they will defend their rights.

In recent days Whitmer had leaned in to her front-runner status, refusing to mention her primary opponents on the campaign trail and admonishing campaign crowds to not take anything for granted.

El-Sayed, in particular, was touted by some as an insurgent progressive in the mold of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York-born activist who shockingly defeated a leading Democrat, Joseph Crowley, in a New York City House primary in June.

Whitmer would not be Michigan's first female governor, nor has she made the anti-Trump resistance movement a centerpiece of her campaign, instead focusing on issues such as road repairs, school funding and water.

Voters in MI also decided two other primary races. "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.

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