Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
If Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette have one thing in common in their race for governor it’s this: Both are short on details on how they would pay for their campaign promises.
The Democratic candidate for Michigan governor skimps on the details in her economic and jobs plans.
Republican Bill Schuette counts major business groups and incumbent President Donald Trump in his corner, while Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has the backing of labor unions and former President Barack Obama.
The Michigan Republican attorney general used an offhand remark from his Democratic rival to make a series of attacks. But his arguments lacked evidence and delves into conspiracy theory.
Taunted by Republican opponent Bill Schuette for only passing three bills while in the legislature, Whitmer argues that her impact was far greater and that she simply did not care who got the credit. Bridge checks her history.
How will the Democratic gubernatorial candidate fund the $2B+ she promises for schools, childcare and lead pipe replacement? ‘Anticipated growth,’ ‘closing loopholes’ and new money, she says in an interview.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate said she would push for increased regulation of charter schools in Detroit if elected in November.
Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign has a fundraising edge over Bill Schuette. And outside groups are spending millions to influence the race.
Turning around Michigan schools is job number one for the next governor. Bridge asked education policy experts to predict what schools will be like in a Bill Schuette or Gretchen Whitmer administration.
Bridge Magazine waded through a litany of stale talking points to provide context and facts to accusations leveled by Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette at their final debate Wednesday.
A state GOP ad accuses Democratic governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer of doing nothing as Ingham County Prosecutor when informed of damaged evidence in pending criminal cases. That’s patently untrue.
Bill Schuette has fought regulations as job-killers, but bucked his party on some Great Lakes issues. Gretchen Whitmer opposed regulatory rollbacks while in the Legislature.
Bill Schuette says Michigan must “better understand the science,” while Gretchen Whitmer promises an Office of Climate Change and partnerships with other governors to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.