Primary 2018: Showdown between Schuette and Whitmer for Michigan’s Governor


Unofficial results show the November election for Michigan’s next Governor will be a showdown between Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer.

After hard fought races, republicans chose State Attorney General, Bill Schuette as their nomination for Governor with 51% of the vote.

In his acceptance speech, Schuette thanked his republican competitors and said he plans to move forward as one.

“Whatever differences we may have, it is my hope starting tonight that we can unite in our common goal more jobs, greater growth, and bigger paychecks for Michigan families that’s our goal,” said Schuette.

On the other side of the ticket, democrats chose Gretchen Whitmer as their nominee to the Governor’s office.

Whitmer won the nomination with about 50% of the vote.

During her acceptance speech she told her supporters she’s proud to be a Michigander.

She said she’s ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work.

“We need a Governor who knows how to get things done. It’s time to clean up our drinking water and improve our skills through better education and skills training it’s time to make affordable all of our healthcare so everyone gets covered and to repeal the retirement tax and yes to fix the damn roads,” said Whitmer.

Both candidates say they’re ready to get back on the campaign trail and look forward for a fight come November.

Rounding out the ballot will be Libertarian candidate Bill Galineau.  With more than 90 percent of the vote tallied Galineau leads John Tatar by a 58 percent to 42 percent margin.

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