Monday, 20 August, 2018

Whitmer and Schuette Win Michigan Governor’s Nominations

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
Jay Anderson | 11 August, 2018, 18:34

Debbie Stabenow, who is seeking a fourth term.

Democrat Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after she won the nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who retired while facing sexual harassment claims.

"We need to throw Bill Schuette a big retirement party come November", Whitmer told jubilant supporters in Detroit.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her push for a "Medicare for all" health care system on Wednesday in part by citing the reduced cost of funeral expenses it would bring about. But state Attorney General Bill Schuette secured the endorsement of President Trump, largely because he supported him after the "Access Hollywood" tape broke in October 2016 when Calley would not. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines. He also had a message for those who supported the other candidates.

"Whatever differences we may have, it is my hope starting tonight that we can unite in our common goals - more jobs, greater growth and bigger paychecks for MI families", he told backers in his hometown of Midland. She said while the president's party typically faces rough sledding in his first midterm election, Michigan Republicans have a better record of getting out the vote than Democrats do.

The GOP has controlled MI for 7 ½ years, and Democrats are eager to capitalize on what is typically rough sledding for the president's party in midterm elections and the state electorate's penchant for backing the opposite party when a governor leaves due to term limits. Most GOP strategists believe that Kobach, who served on Trump's short-lived voter fraud panel, is so polarizing that he could lose to a Democrat in the fall - even in a state as red as Kansas. Look at Flint and the Detroit schools. "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.

"I like balanced budgets".




The conservative host referenced Ocasio-Cortez's comments that Republicans aren't willing to debate, and said he wanted to ask her to "name an industry you would not nationalize; which ones should the government not run and why?".

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.

Libertarian candidates were also on the primary ballot for the first time in MI history.

He noted that more Democrats than Republicans voted in suburban Detroit's Oakland and Macomb counties, key bellwethers in statewide general elections.

Republicans say they expected higher Democratic turnout.

Calling Gretchen Whitmer the most liberal member of anything is something her Democratic competitors would have contested during the primary.

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