Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

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The last time Pence was in MI was in June, when he visited Rochester for a campaign event for Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette. It could triple, to six, if the Democrats can pick up Republican-leaning seats in November.

Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for MI governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Troy Balderson, and the Democrat, Danny O'Connor, were running nearly even. Laura Kelly of Kansas brought the number of female gubernatorial nominees this year to 11, breaking the previous record of 10, according to the Gender Watch 2018, a project of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

More than 2 million votes were cast around MI yesterday. Turnout figures posted online only go back to 1978.

"It's a big warning sign for Republicans", said Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon. "But with our ground game and our fundraising capabilities, we feel like if we pack our raingear - if we come prepared - we're going to be just fine", said state GOP spokeswoman Sarah Anderson. They've pushed anti-choice. They've cut us out of the debate about everything from our health care to our water. He likes Trump but said the president's endorsement did not sway him.

"We are protesting against Vice President Pence because we do not agree with some of the things he agrees with", says one protester.

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In Kansas, Republicans were also hurtling to the end of a bruising primary for governor: Jeff Colyer, the Republican incumbent, appeared at dire risk of losing the GOP nomination to Kris Kobach, a hard-right state official whom Trump endorsed on Monday.

And in Missouri, Republicans nominated Josh Hawley, the state attorney general, as their challenger against Sen.

"I'm here to tell you: right here right now, come November, the red wave is coming right through MI", he said.