Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday's primary.
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.
Attorney General Bill Schuette bested Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to become the GOP's candidate. She travels the state in a large bus marked with her trademark campaign slogan: "Fix The Damn Roads". "The people who are supportive of the president are very supportive, they're very enthusiastic", said Anderson, adding that the GOP also will have to appeal to independent swing voters. "Gender is a huge strength in this environment right now, " Whitmer said in an interview this week.
Greg Gutfeld and the panel on "The Five" reacted to NY democratic socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turning down an offer from conservative author Ben Shapiro to debate him on the issues, with the added incentive of a $10,000 campaign contribution. El-Sayed got a boost with a visit from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who held a rally with him on Sunday.
"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.
Trump shocked the political establishment by winning MI in 2016, but recent polling has shown some of his support from independents and swing voters could be evaporating.
Republican candidates have stopped short of criticizing Trump regarding the tariffs, and have instead focused their campaign on the social and cultural issues that unite modern Republicans - such as anti-immigration policies or defunding Planned Parenthood.
"While the entire country wants to forget that history, we're not allowed to", she said.
Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor.
Some Michigan voters encountered a ballot shortage at their precinct Tuesday. "All she had to say here was, 'Nah.' That would've been fine, I mean she's got that prerogative".
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. She will face the Republican incumbent, Mike Bishop, in race now rated a tossup.