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Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

11 August 2018

Whitmer will be challenged by Republican Bill Schuette and Libertarian Bill Gelineau.

Bill Schuette beat out fellow Republicans, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, State Senator Patrick Colbeck, and Saginaw doctor, Jim Hines.

In her victory speech, Whitmer noted how much she enjoys her home state. "Michigan was the place that people used to move to from all around the world", she said, adding that at a time when some people want to build walls, "we in MI are going to get back to building bridges". "I am proud of our state".

Richard Fowler said Ocasio-Cortez' purported gaffes have been saturating the media as of late and said that on the right, "you could run Corey Stewart memes all day" - referring to the Trump-endorsed conservative Republican county chairman running against Sen.

Green Party candidate Jennifer Kurland was unopposed in the primary.

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Whitmer solidly defeated businessman Shri Thanedar and progressive candidate Abdul El-Sayed, who had the backing of national progressives like Sen.

Ocasio-Cortez said that she and Ing had similar life experiences even though they grew up worlds apart because they both lost their fathers when they were young and had to work multiple jobs to help their families make ends meet.

Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor. He's got the strong support of outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who he has loyally served for eight years.

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.

In the frantic closing days, Whitmer campaigned with union leaders, members of the state's Democratic congressional delegation and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who said she is the party's best chance to retake the governorship in November.

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"It's a big warning sign for Republicans", said Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon.

Republicans say they expected higher Democratic turnout.

But Whitmer wants the debates focused on different issues.

Ocasio-Cortez gained national attention earlier this year following an upset victory over veteran Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for the latter's NY seat. Slotkin, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst in Iraq who served in the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, is a third-generation Michigander who has said she entered the race after being enraged by Republican attempts to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November