Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

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Sheryl Williams of Traverse City says Gretchen Whitmer's experience makes her the best choice for the Democratic nomination for MI governor.

"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.

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer walks on Livernois she tours the area with Mayor Mike Duggan, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit.

Whitmer will be challenged by Republican Bill Schuette and Libertarian Bill Gelineau.

In Kansas, the polarizing secretary of state, Kris W. Kobach, an ardent Trump loyalist, was seeking the Republican nomination for governor after receiving the president's backing a day earlier.

Attorney General Bill Schuette bested Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to become the GOP's candidate. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines in the GOP primary.

More than 2 million votes were cast around MI yesterday. In the contests for both the governor's office and the Senate, some of the state's most Trump-like conservatives will square off against two traditional Democrats - and two women - in Whitmer and the incumbent senator, Debbie Stabenow.

"We need a governor who knows how to get things done".

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The Michigan governorship is a top target for the Democratic Party, which is eager to make gains in the Midwest, where Republicans have dominated state governments and which helped President Donald Trump take the White House in 2016.

He likes Trump but said the president's endorsement did not sway him.

Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for the MI secretary of state's office, said Tuesday's turnout was "drastically higher" than in past primaries, approaching 2.2 million voters.

"I like balanced budgets".

Voters in MI also decided two other primary races. He beat out the three other candidates with about 50 percent of the vote.

Democratic challenger Abdul El-Sayed received 340,363 votes, while Shri Thanedar received 199,304 votes.

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.