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Schuette, Whitmer win primaries in gubernatorial races

Schuette, Whitmer win primaries in gubernatorial races

Schuette was the only candidate to get President Donald Trump's endorsement.

Voters in Ohio's 12th District, a largely suburban seat that has been loyally Republican for decades, were choosing a replacement for Pat Tiberi, a former lawmaker who resigned abruptly to join the private sector.

Pollster Bernie Porn of EPIC-MRA in Lansing said Trump, whose endorsements of Schuette and John James helped carry them to wins, energized both the Republican and Democratic bases to vote on Tuesday.

She told the crowd that her mother was from Puerto Rico and many of her family members still live there before claiming that she and Ing were "shaped by the exact same forces" like "runaway income inequality, an unaddressed history of imperialism, and poverty".

Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track 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. "And she knows that, which is why her best move here would have been either to just ignore or to say no".




"Women leaders use our platforms and our power to make sure that we are being representative, that we are making decisions with all voices around the table", Whitmer said.

"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.

Libertarian candidates were also on the primary ballot for the first time in MI history.

"The fact that there was so much more attention from the media and the electorate because the Libertarian party was participating in the primary". Gelineau defeated John J. Tatar in the Libertarian contest.

The primary election last night left a lot to be discussed. Some Oakland precincts ran out of ballots, possibly due to higher-than-expected turnout.

In other races that will be closely watched this fall, Democrats nominated former national security official Elissa Slotkin and former state Rep. Gretchen Driskell for Republican-held House seats in southeastern MI.