MI voters weigh in on governor’s primaries

More than 90 Muslims including Deedra Abboud have entered races for public office on the local state and national levels

More than 90 Muslims including Deedra Abboud have entered races for public office on the local state and national levels

The nominations of Whitmer, a former legislative leader who will face Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Democratic state Sen.

"As your governor, I'll enforce our immigration laws and I'll ban sanctuary cities in Michigan", Schuette said in a recent advertisement that also featured Trump.

MI voters will see the state's first all-female ticket in November after women won primary elections in two key races on Tuesday.

Whitmer also went after Bill Schuette and the eight years MI has spent with a Republican governor in office. They cite hostility toward Trump, spending on top races and recent visits to the state from Vermont Sen.

In Michigan, State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday night, defeating three other candidates working to fill the seat to be vacated by conservative Gov. Rick Snyder. "Michigan was the place that people used to move to from all around the world", she said, adding that at a time when some people want to build walls, "we in MI are going to get back to building bridges". Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines, an obstetrician-gynecologist.

Almost 2.2 million votes were cast, a 28 percent spike over the 1.7 million mark from 2002, which is believed to be the previous record.

Michigan, where Republicans have controlled state government for 7½ years, is an important gauge of whether Democrats can make gains in the upper Midwest after Trump won the state in 2016.

"She was in the Legislature fighting battles when there was no hope to win", said 45-year-old John Hetzler, of Grosse Pointe Woods, who noted that he might vote Republican but only if they rejected Trump.

"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said.

"I like balanced budgets". Voters were also choosing primary candidates in Missouri and Washington.

With almost 90 percent of precincts reporting, Schuette had roughly half of the GOP vote to Calley's quarter, with Colbeck and Hines at 13 percent and 11 percent respectively.

Another Democratic running is businessman Shri Thanedar.

In the 8th District stretching from the northern Detroit suburbs to Lansing, former USA national security official Elissa Slotkin, a Detroit, moved on to face Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in what is expected to be a competitive general election.

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