Gretchen Whitmer

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Truth Squad | Ads unfairly attack Whitmer on healthcare, missed votes

October 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Ads accuse Michigan Democratic governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer of pushing “radical” healthcare plan, missing more than 1,000 votes in the legislature, being the “worst kind of politician.”

Truth Squad | Fact-checking the first Michigan governor’s debate

October 12, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Truth Squad examines claims made by Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on health care, the Flint water crisis, the Larry Nassar case and immigration enforcement.

Truth Squad | Whitmer unfairly labels Bill Schuette a fan of pension tax

October 10, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Bill Schuette is campaigning to eliminate pension taxes if he’s elected governor. You’d never know it from Gretchen Whitmer’s latest TV ad.

Truth Squad | Does Bill Schuette care if sick people can get insurance?

October 8, 2018 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

A Gretchen Whitmer ad goes beyond criticizing Schuette for his efforts to abolish the ACA. She says he favors letting insurance companies decide whether to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Schuette and Whitmer’s tax, spending plans for Michigan don’t add up

October 4, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Lots of promises. Few details. Both would create deficits. A closer look at how the candidates for Michigan governor plan to pay for all their promises.

Gretchen Whitmer’s plan for Michigan: $3B of promises and wishful thinking

October 4, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

The Democratic governor candidate is pledging to fix roads and education while barely raising taxes. Much of her plans, though, involve the most optimistic of projections and would create budget holes.

Truth Squad | Michigan Republicans, Schuette mislead on Nassar

October 3, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The prosecution of Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually abusing his former patients, has emerged in new attacks in the Michigan governor’s race.

Bill Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer push for bus fixes to help Detroit schools

October 3, 2018 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Candidates for Michigan governor say they can help crisis of Detroit kids switching schools too often, tanking test scores.

Bill Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer push for bus fixes to help Detroit schools

October 3, 2018 | Koby Levin

Candidates for Michigan governor say they can help crisis of Detroit kids switching schools too often, tanking test scores.

Turning Gretchen Whitmer into Granholm, a Republican gamble in governor race

September 20, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Republicans say Gretchen Whitmer would push the same tax and economic policies as Michigan’s last Democratic governor, Jennifer Granholm. The record is more complicated.

Truth Squad | Bill Schuette goes low, accusing Whitmer of terror sympathy

September 12, 2018 | Ron French

Why talk about Michigan potholes when you can attack your opponent about Middle East terrorism? Bill Schuette goes for the jugular, and earns a misleading rating from Truth Squad

Truth Squad | Bill Schuette goes low, accusing Whitmer of terror sympathy

September 12, 2018 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Why talk about Michigan potholes when you can attack your opponent about Middle East terrorism? Bill Schuette goes for the jugular, and earns a misleading rating from Truth Squad

Where Michigan governor candidates stand on Obamacare, other health issues

September 11, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette offer Michigan voters a clear choice on healthcare issues. And nowhere are their policy differences more stark than on the Affordable Care Act.

Gretchen Whitmer officially taps Garlin Gilchrist II as running mate

August 20, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

Whitmer’s announcement came as Democrats and Republicans prepare for their nominating conventions — and days after GOP Attorney General Bill Schuette named Kent County Clerk and former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons.  

Get to know Garlin Gilchrist II, Gretchen Whitmer's pick for Lt. Governor

August 19, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Garlin Gilchrist, 35, is not well known outside Detroit so it’s unclear how many votes he can inspire as candidate for Michigan's lt. governor under Gretchen Whitmer. He does bring smarts, national organizing skills and diversity.

Michigan's biggest primary winners weren’t red or blue. They were women

August 9, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Tuesday’s statewide primary election was an indication of the growing power of politically active women on both sides of the aisle.

Who’s funding Michigan governor primary winners, Schuette and Whitmer

August 8, 2018 | Craig Mauger

Michigan’s major party candidates are raising millions of dollars, including from “dark-money” sources.

Eight takeaways from Michigan’s gubernatorial primary

August 8, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Can a Trump-centric platform win in November? Where do progressives go from here? Did Michigan pollsters redeem themselves? Bridge answers the burning questions from Tuesday’s primary races.

Eight takeaways from Michigan’s gubernatorial primary

August 8, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Can a Trump-centric platform win in November? Where do progressives go from here? Did Michigan pollsters redeem themselves? Bridge answers the burning questions from Tuesday’s primary races.

Eight takeaways from Michigan’s gubernatorial primary

August 8, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

Can a Trump-centric platform win in November? Where do progressives go from here? Did Michigan pollsters redeem themselves? Bridge answers the burning questions from Tuesday’s primary races.

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