Governor Race

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A native Detroiter and one-time candidate for the city’s clerkship will be on the November 2018 ballot. Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer named Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday.


Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor – he won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary. If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.

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Michiganders flocked to the polls Tuesday in numbers that haven’t been matched in recent decades. Election officials say it might be the highest primary election turnout since the 1980’s. There were multiple contested primaries – including for governor and state House and Senate.