2018 Michigan governor race
The Michigan Senate recently passed a bill to add work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients. Gov. Rick Snyder opposes the legislation as written. Here’s where seven candidates for governor stand.
Republican candidates for governor Patrick Colbeck said on a video he fears Muslims are trying to bring “sharia law” to Michigan and “exercise influence” by reaching the state’s top political post. Democrat Abdul El-Sayed was his target.
All the top contenders filed by the state deadline Tuesday. One Dem campaigner, Bill Cobbs, did not, however. This year marks the first time there will be a primary challenge for Libertarians.
Former state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer has the most endorsements so far in the Democratic field for governor, including from more than a dozen labor unions.
Bad blood between Mike Duggan and his former health director, Abdul El-Sayed, explodes into the open, as Democratic governor candidate says his former boss 'poisoned kids' by ignoring health hazards of Detroit demolitions. In response, a spokesperson for Detroit’s mayor accused El-Sayed of ‘saying anything’ to get elected.
PAC for Lt. Gov. Brian Calley lambastes GOP governor frontrunner Bill Schuette in cartoonish ad that stretches truth.
Michigan lieutenant governor points to tax cuts that he says grew the economy, but his latest ad omits large swaths of his legislative history on taxes.
The moneyed establishment and the populist grassroots are chasing the Trump wild card in 2018.
Attorney General Bill Schuette has the most endorsements so far in the GOP field for governor, including from President Donald Trump.
Attorney General Bill Schuette releases ad blasting Lt. Gov. Brian Calley for his votes as the Republican race for governor heats up.
Upbeat TV ad urges Republicans to vote for lieutenant governor to “continue the comeback” in Michigan.
Democratic frontrunner is accused of being soft on school shootings – two days after she speaks at a rally in support of gun reform.
Michigan’s attorney general continues to defend the charter schools champion, long after the rest of Michigan realized her policies were destructive.
Bridge Magazine asked eight candidates for their plans to diversify Michigan’s economy and grow jobs. All agree there’s work to be done.
Just months after a movement to woo another candidate, Democratic bigwigs are now scrambling to endorse the former Senate minority leader.
The Michigan Democrat wants a judge to say he is qualified to be on the ballot
Bridge Magazine requested financial data from 19 candidates for governor to shed light on potential conflicts of interest. Here’s a rundown of who responded, and who didn’t.
Bridge Magazine asked the 19 candidates for Michigan governor for tax returns and other financial details. Here’s a checklist noting who replied, and who did not.
From roads to drinking water, Michigan doesn’t spend enough money on upkeep. What would candidates to succeed Rick Snyder do to make long-term fixes, and how would they pay for it?
A month after trying to woo other Democrats to run against Whitmer, Detroit’s mayor threw his enviable political muscle behind the party frontrunner