2018 Michigan governor race

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Detroit Dems seek alternative to Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan governor race

January 15, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Concerns about polling, fundraising and Gretchen Whitmer's name recognition prompt “hand wringing” among party insiders, led by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. But others see sexism at play.

Detroit Dems seek alternative to Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan governor race

January 15, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Concerns about polling, fundraising and Gretchen Whitmer's name recognition prompt “hand wringing” among party insiders, led by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. But others see sexism at play.

Why Democratic candidates need Detroit to become governor

January 15, 2018 | John Bebow

Dem’s chances at the governor’s chair often run through Detroit and Wayne County. Strong connections and support there can make a big difference, past election results suggest.

Michigan Truth Squad: Brian Calley’s claims on state’s economic gains

January 18, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Lt. Gov. Calley is taking credit for some of the major tax and business policy successes of the Snyder Administration.

Michigan Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer’s role in Larry Nassar case

January 18, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Truth Squad explores Gretchen Whitmer’s mantle as an advocate for sexual assault victims after a cop accuses her of hesitating to prosecute a sexually abusive doctor.

Michigan Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer’s role in Larry Nassar case

January 18, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Truth Squad explores Gretchen Whitmer’s mantle as an advocate for sexual assault victims after a cop accuses her of hesitating to prosecute a sexually abusive doctor.

Michigan Truth Squad: Bill Schuette’s track record as attorney general

January 18, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

Examining the attorney general office’s lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency and fight for lower taxes

Michigan Truth Squad: Abdul El-Sayed promises single-payer healthcare

January 18, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

A closer look at a Democratic candidate for governor’s vow to achieve universal health care in Michigan, and perhaps nationally.

Abdul El-Sayed’s stint in NYC may derail bid for Michigan governor

January 29, 2018 | Joel Kurth

A court may have to decide whether the progressive Democrat makes it on the ballot – he was registered to vote in New York as recently as 2015. El-Sayed says he’s confident he can run and blasts his doubters.

Campaign eligibility is tricky, but has tripped up Michigan candidates

January 29, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Michigan Constitution’s requirements derailed a 2010 campaign for governor before it started.

Abdul El-Sayed says how he would help Michigan cities as governor

January 29, 2018 | Riley Beggin

The former Detroit Health Department director’s plan includes increases in public transportation funding, tax credits and the minimum wage.

Here’s where Michigan 2018 governor candidates stand on lead pipes

January 31, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

Bridge Magazine asked eight candidates — four Republicans and four Democrats — about what their visions for clean drinking water following the Flint crisis.

Michigan Dems call on Abdul El-Sayed to take eligibility issue to court

February 1, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Following Bridge report, Democrats call on progressive candidate to settle issue.

Here’s where Michigan governor candidates stand on funding toxic cleanups

February 14, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

Bridge Magazine asked eight candidates — four Republicans and four Democrats — about how to pay to clean 7,300 toxic sites across Michigan

Where Michigan governor candidates stand on ‘red flag’ gun bills

February 20, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Bridge asked Michigan candidates for governor if they support “red flag” legislation, that would allow police to seize firearms from ag person deemed dangerous before they commit violence.

Michigan Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer’s claims on college affordability

February 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Whitmer, a former state senator and current Democratic candidate for governor, said the state used to shoulder a much higher burden of college costs than it does now. Are her numbers accurate?

Michigan Truth Squad: Schuette says tax hikes put family dreams at risk

February 22, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Republican frontrunner for governor portrays a state where taxes are ever rising, overwhelming residents fighting for their very survival.

Michigan Truth Squad: Thanedar vows to stop for-profit charters, DeVos

February 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Shri Thanedar, a Democratic candidate for governor, says he will transform the charter school industry, and stop people like Betsy DeVos from making money off Michigan public schools.

Michigan Truth Squad: Patrick Colbeck ties Right to Work to 500,000 jobs

February 22, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The candidate for governor and tea party favorite tries to connect his early support for RTW to Michigan’s post-recession economic recovery. Did he go too far?

Opinion | Don’t let Islamophobia spoil Abdul El-Sayed’s campaign for governor

February 27, 2018 | Jermain Jones

Yes, this is an important race for Democrats. But their fear about voters’ perceptions shouldn’t preemptively kill the dynamic young doctor’s campaign.

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