Whitmer, Schuette win governor nominations

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Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer will battle it out for the governor's seat in November.

"As your governor, I'll enforce our immigration laws and I'll ban sanctuary cities in Michigan", Schuette said in a recent advertisement that also featured Trump. They cite hostility toward Trump, spending on top races and recent visits to the state from Vermont Sen.

Attorney General Bill Schuette bested Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to become the GOP's candidate.

"We need a governor who can get things done and is ready to roll up her sleeves and get things done", she said.

Richard Fowler said Ocasio-Cortez' purported gaffes have been saturating the media as of late and said that on the right, "you could run Corey Stewart memes all day" - referring to the Trump-endorsed conservative Republican county chairman running against Sen.

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With almost 90 percent of precincts reporting, Schuette had roughly half of the GOP vote to Calley's quarter, with Colbeck and Hines at 13 percent and 11 percent respectively. Hines self-funded his campaign with $2.7 million, hoping voters would elect another outsider like they did in backing Snyder in 2010.

Female candidates also had victories in several other national and state primaries. Businessman Shri Thanedar came in third with 15.9 percent of the vote. She said while the president's party typically faces rough sledding in his first midterm election, Michigan Republicans have a better record of getting out the vote than Democrats do.

In recent days Whitmer had leaned in to her front-runner status, refusing to mention her primary opponents on the campaign trail and admonishing campaign crowds to not take anything for granted. Democrats have hammered the administration across the state recently for Trump's protectionist steel tariffs, which they say are raising prices on everyday goods and hurting MI workers.

Meanwhile, incumbent Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowTrump-backed candidate wins Michigan GOP Senate primary Trump, "blue wave" tested in OH: live results The Hill's Morning Report - Election Day drama for Trump MORE (D) will also be on the ballot in November after an uncontested primary.

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