2018 Michigan governor race

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Flint, Islam and fixing the damn roads. Your Michigan governor debate recap

Flint, Islam and fixing the damn roads. Your Michigan governor debate recap

May 31, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin, Joel Kurth

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley defends response to Flint. Attorney General Bill Schuette doesn’t like Jennifer Granholm. And religious animosity remains between Patrick Colbeck and Abdul El-Sayed.

Democrat Shri Thanedar releases tax returns in Michigan governor race

Democrat Shri Thanedar releases tax returns in Michigan governor race

May 30, 2018 | Joel Kurth

The entrepreneur’s returns show he made over $17 million in 2016 from the sale of his chemical testing laboratory in Michigan

 I read the memoirs of Michigan governor candidates so you don’t have to

I read the memoirs of Michigan governor candidates so you don’t have to

May 29, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Three books in four days: Lessons from would-be chief executives. (You’ll never guess who worked as a ‘head potato boy’) Oh, and there will be a quiz.

Bill Schuette discloses 2017 taxes, more financial details in Michigan governor’s race

Bill Schuette discloses 2017 taxes, more financial details in Michigan governor’s race

May 25, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The current state attorney general has come under criticism for not previously disclosing millions of dollars in Virgin Island real estate he inherited along with his sisters.

Truth Squad: Shri Thanedar deflects blame for dire stories on lab animals

Truth Squad: Shri Thanedar deflects blame for dire stories on lab animals

May 24, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

News reports that beagles and monkeys were left behind at a New Jersey testing lab that went bankrupt have put Democratic candidate for Michigan governor Shri Thanedar on the defensive. He blames a creditor for any problems.

Michigan Truth Squad: Brian Calley says Bill Schuette once supported abortion

Michigan Truth Squad: Brian Calley says Bill Schuette once supported abortion

May 24, 2018 | Riley Beggin

A campaign ad from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley accuses Republican rival for governor Bill Schuette of flip-flopping on abortion. Schuette calls that a lie, cites anti-abortion voting record.

Abdul El-Sayed clears eligibility hurdle in bid for Michigan governor

Abdul El-Sayed clears eligibility hurdle in bid for Michigan governor

May 22, 2018 | Joel Kurth

A cloud that has surrounded the Democrat’s campaign for governor has lifted, as a judge dismisses lawsuit challenging his eligibility for office.

Michigan Libertarian gov candidates decline to disclose financial details

Michigan Libertarian gov candidates decline to disclose financial details

May 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin

Two Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidates will appear on the August primary ballot for the first time in state history. The candidates say their campaign finance filings are sufficient.

Michigan Democrats El-Sayed, Whitmer disclose taxes; Shri Thanedar does not

Michigan Democrats El-Sayed, Whitmer disclose taxes; Shri Thanedar does not

May 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin

All Michigan Democratic candidates have publicly supported greater  transparency and financial disclosure among candidates for state office.

Three of four Republicans share tax returns. Bill Schuette said he will soon.

Three of four Republicans share tax returns. Bill Schuette said he will soon.

May 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin

Schuette continues to fend off attacks about inherited property in a U.S. territory, as Republicans spar over financial holdings.

Which Michigan governor candidates disclosed 2017 taxes, and which haven’t

Which Michigan governor candidates disclosed 2017 taxes, and which haven’t

May 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle, Riley Beggin

Only five of nine candidates for Michigan governor have shared their 2017 tax returns with Bridge, in a year when politicians are calling for greater transparency from candidates for public office.

Opinion | Calley: Schuette’s land deals reveal his hypocrisy on transparency

Opinion | Calley: Schuette’s land deals reveal his hypocrisy on transparency

May 16, 2018 | Brian Calley

Bill Schuette, a candidate for governor, had claimed all his assets were in a blind trust. Then how to explain undisclosed, million-dollar properties that he sold in the Virgin Islands? An op-ed from his GOP opponent, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

Analysis: Michigan Republican governor candidates actually focus on substance in first full debate

Analysis: Michigan Republican governor candidates actually focus on substance in first full debate

May 10, 2018 | Riley Beggin

The first debate among all four GOP contenders featured some name-calling, but was mostly notable for moments of real discussion about the biggest issues facing Michigan.

Do Michigan Republican candidates support Trump? Let us count the ways

Do Michigan Republican candidates support Trump? Let us count the ways

May 10, 2018 | Bridge Staff

If fidelity to President Donald Trump is the litmus test, the four Republican candidates for Michigan governor passed heartily at Tuesday’s debate.

Michigan’s governor candidates call for financial disclosure. Not all have done so.

Michigan’s governor candidates call for financial disclosure. Not all have done so.

May 10, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Republican and Democratic candidates for governor — 7 in all — shared a debate stage Thursday. A few failed to disclose financial data when Bridge requested it earlier this year.

Watch Dem, GOP Michigan governor candidates share a stage for the first time

Watch Dem, GOP Michigan governor candidates share a stage for the first time

May 10, 2018 | Bill Emkow

Watch the fireworks when all Democratic and Republican 2018 Michigan governor race candidates gathering together for the first, and possibly only, time this election season in our exclusive video. 

Michigan sides with El-Sayed over eligibility question

Michigan sides with El-Sayed over eligibility question

May 9, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed should stay on the August primary ballot for governor, state officials say. The Democrat's eligibility has been questioned because he was registered to vote in New York as recently as 2015.

Michigan Truth Squad: Bill Schuette’s stand on transparent government

Michigan Truth Squad: Bill Schuette’s stand on transparent government

May 8, 2018 | Riley Beggin

The Michigan attorney general claimed to be the only Republican gubernatorial candidate with a plan to increase government accountability. Is he?

Michigan Truth Squad: Democrat candidates blast Nestlé’s ‘free’ water

Michigan Truth Squad: Democrat candidates blast Nestlé’s ‘free’ water

May 8, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

In the race for Michigan governor, Democrats are widely condemning the state’s decision to allow Nestlé to pump up to 400 gallons per minute of water from one Osceola County well. Does their rhetoric match the facts?

It’s Thanedar vs. El-Sayed, as Michigan gov hopefuls square off over eligibility

It’s Thanedar vs. El-Sayed, as Michigan gov hopefuls square off over eligibility

May 1, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Shri Thanedar wants the state to decide his opponent Abdul El-Sayed’s eligibility to run for governor, but Democrats may have a while to wait until the uncertainty is over. El-Sayed meanwhile is contesting Thanedar's signatures.

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