As the candidates push forward to November, members of the Michigan Democratic Party rallied in downtown Detroit. Party Chair Brandon Dillon said the candidates who came up short in Tuesday’s primary are ready to fight, because they know what’s at stake.
“They know their individual campaigns are not as important as the overall push to make sure we have sweeping, progressive change this year in Michigan,” he said.
And Senator Debbie Stabenow believes the motivation is high.
“The party is absolutely united. We’ve never been more united, and that’s what’s so great about this,” she said. “We have a whole group of people that want to serve our state. starting with myself, and Gretchen Whitmer as our gubernatorial candidate.”
One of those ready to serve is Shri Thanedar, who lost to Whitmer in the democratic primary for governor. He says he’s willing to help Whitmer to victory.
“I’m very happy for Senator Whitmer,” he said. “And I’ll work for her success, and I’ll work shoulder to shoulder with her.”
Whitmer and Stabenow face Bill Schuette and John James, respectively, who received endorsements from President Donald Trump. Congressman Dan Kildee says he believes that endorsement will help democrats to victory.
“This president…he’s scaring a lot of people,” he said. “And he’s shrinking the republican party.”