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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.
The former state representative and current Kent County clerk has deep ties in the critical west Michigan voting bloc, but has also shown a distaste for President Donald Trump.
Tuesday’s statewide primary election was an indication of the growing power of politically active women on both sides of the aisle.
The state is accepting public input on controversial legislation that would impose work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients. The formal public comment period ends Sunday, Aug. 12.
Record turnout bolsters hopes for a wave for Democrats. But easy wins for Schuette give him opportunity to unite party and woo independents.
The Democratic and Republican frontrunners swamped their party rivals and now bring starkly different visions for curing all that ails Michigan
Michigan’s voters chose Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette as their parties candidates for governor Tuesday night. Here is what they would do if elected in November.
Michigan’s major party candidates are raising millions of dollars, including from “dark-money” sources.
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.
If he hangs on, Gelineau will advance to the November general election after winning the first Libertarian Party gubernatorial primary in state history.
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.
A bruising campaign has narrowed the four-person GOP gubernatorial field to one — Michigan’s Attorney General
Venues packed with supporters, high-profile endorsements and a donation from Ben Affleck. What the candidate’s national popularity may, or may not, mean for Michigan’s Democratic primary.
Greeting supporters on busy streets, touring businesses, heading for the coast, all four Michigan Republican governor candidates scrap for votes as the GOP race turns heated.
The description of a proposal can be no longer than 100 words on November’s ballot. Those words can clarify, confuse, anger or motivate voters. The battle over Michigan’s redistricting proposal is about to start.
Michigan's high court, in a 4-3 decision, approved a proposed ballot proposal that would change how the state draws legislative lines. See how politicians and experts reacted to the news.
A high-priced battle and a wedge issue for governor. What did the Supreme Court ruling change?
Michigan’s highest court rules that voters can decide in November whether to approve a measure that would put an independent commission in charge of redrawing legislative lines in the state. Two Republicans join two Dems.
A Bridge analysis of 410 House, Senate and congressional races since 2011 shows that only 16 were competitive, with Dems crammed into limited districts as Republicans solidified state control.
A campaign treasurer for Republican-backed justices is on the board of a dark-money group that helped finance the drawing of GOP-friendly legislative districts, federal records show. The justices say they didn’t know.