Strong feelings about President Donald Trump, a competitive governor's race and congressional retirements fueled what probably was record turnout for a MI primary, with more than half-million more people voting than in 2010 - the last time the governorship was open. 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.
Victories for Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan) and Laura Kelly (Kansas) in Democratic primaries mean 11 women will contest governorships in the November mid-term election - one more than the 1994 record.
On the Republican side, retired business consultant Steve Lauer of Leelanau County says he voted for Bill Schuette because of his lengthy experience and conservative positions.
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News 10 will sit down with the Democratic gubernatorial nominee on Thursday. "Whatever differences we may have, it is my hope, starting tonight, we can unite in our common goal: more jobs, greater growth and bigger paychecks for MI families".
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. Precincts then started to run low on ballots. Thank you for believing in me, for supporting me, for carrying me.
Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave.
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Greg Gutfeld and the panel on "The Five" reacted to NY democratic socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turning down an offer from conservative author Ben Shapiro to debate him on the issues, with the added incentive of a $10,000 campaign contribution. We're aware of it. He credited Republican leaders for helping the state "get off the mat" after a decade-long downturn and said Whitmer would "take us back to a time of shuttered industries, dashed dreams and higher taxes".
"Our voters will come home".
Though Whitmer could choose a male lieutenant governor candidate, Democrats also are fielding Sen.
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A key reason for the turnout boost was the number of competitive House races in metropolitan Detroit, said Lansing-based pollster Ed Sarpolus of Target-Insyght.