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Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette, ideological opposites, face off for governor

Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette, ideological opposites, face off for governor

August 8, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle, Ted Roelofs, Chastity Pratt

The Democratic and Republican frontrunners swamped their party rivals and now bring starkly different visions for curing all that ails Michigan

Maps show easy paths to victory for Whitmer, Schuette in Michigan governor race

Maps show easy paths to victory for Whitmer, Schuette in Michigan governor race

August 8, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Record turnout bolsters hopes for a wave for Democrats. But easy wins for Schuette give him opportunity to unite party and woo independents.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan flexes clout, mostly scores with Dem wins

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan flexes clout, mostly scores with Dem wins

August 8, 2018 | Chastity Pratt, Joel Kurth

The mayor got behind Gretchen Whitmer and targeted lawmakers who fought auto insurance reforms. But Duggan candidates had some big misses, too.

Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic primary for Michigan governor

Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic primary for Michigan governor

August 7, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Whitmer beat back a spirited challenge from charismatic young challenger Abdul El-Sayed and millionaire entrepreneur Shri Thanedar. She now turns her attention to Republican winner Bill Schuette.

Truth Squad: Abdul El-Sayed says rival Gretchen Whitmer opens door to ‘dark money’

Truth Squad: Abdul El-Sayed says rival Gretchen Whitmer opens door to ‘dark money’

August 2, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Group buying ads featuring Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer accepted money from organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors, campaign finance experts say.

Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer says El-Sayed takes money from corporate execs

Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer says El-Sayed takes money from corporate execs

August 2, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer turned the tables on opponent Abdul El-Sayed during the candidates’ last debate. Was her claim valid?

Group tied to Michigan governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer reveals donors

Group tied to Michigan governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer reveals donors

July 23, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

Build a Better Michigan had faced accusations it was a vehicle for “dark-money” contributions to the Democratic hopeful. Monday’s release showed more traditional union and progressive support.

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says she’s fought two governors on school aid

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says she’s fought two governors on school aid

July 20, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The Michigan Democratic candidate for governor has been a strong voice for a well-funded public education system in Michigan. We check her voting record.

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says school aid money only meant for K-12

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says school aid money only meant for K-12

July 20, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The Democratic candidate for governor has long criticized using state school aid funds for anything other than K-12 schools. Truth Squad explores the fine print.

Gretchen Whitmer: Grow Michigan by offering debt-free community college

Gretchen Whitmer: Grow Michigan by offering debt-free community college

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Democrat pledges better protections for water, stopping Line 5 and investments in schools, roads and infrastructure.

IDs for undocumented workers? And other surprises from Michigan Democrats

IDs for undocumented workers? And other surprises from Michigan Democrats

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Five surprises from Democratic governor candidates. One wants more services for undocumented workers. Another would prepare for a recession with construction jobs. A third can’t say when it’s raining.

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer depicts Michigan teachers in poverty

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer depicts Michigan teachers in poverty

June 21, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The Democratic candidate for governor echoes claims by the state’s largest teachers’ union that there are Michigan teachers on food stamps to argue for raising pay.

Truth Squad | Abdul El-Sayed says rival takes ‘corporate dark money’

Truth Squad | Abdul El-Sayed says rival takes ‘corporate dark money’

June 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for Michigan governor, says a group linked to Gretchen Whitmer is accepting unlimited campaign cash from corporate interests. Does he have the goods?

Michigan Democrats running for governor strike similar policy goals

Michigan Democrats running for governor strike similar policy goals

June 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

With the exception of healthcare, there were no major disagreements at first official Democratic governor’s debate in 2018

Opinion | Gretchen Whitmer: Grow workforce by improving education

Opinion | Gretchen Whitmer: Grow workforce by improving education

June 19, 2018 | Gretchen Whitmer

Prioritizing early childhood education will help turn Michigan around. It’s time to start, says the Democratic candidate for governor.

Truth Squad: Koch brothers group attacks Gretchen Whitmer’s tax votes

Truth Squad: Koch brothers group attacks Gretchen Whitmer’s tax votes

May 31, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Gretchen Whitmer voted for tax increases in the Michigan Senate. Did they help drive the state economy into the ground and result in 500,000 job losses?

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.

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?

Truth Squad: Questioning Gretchen Whitmer’s gun control record in Michigan

Truth Squad: Questioning Gretchen Whitmer’s gun control record in Michigan

April 4, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Democratic frontrunner is accused of being soft on school shootings –  two days after she speaks at a rally in support of gun reform.

After early doubts, United Auto Workers back Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan governor

After early doubts, United Auto Workers back Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan governor

March 19, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Just months after a movement to woo another candidate, Democratic bigwigs are now scrambling to endorse the former Senate minority leader.

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