Election 2018

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN) A native Detroiter and one-time candidate for the city’s clerkship will be on the November 2018 ballot. Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer named Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday. 

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor. He won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary.

If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.

Schuette is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump – and spent part of the primary accusing fellow candidates of not supporting the president enough.

Andy Robins / WMUK

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark says the turnout for Tuesday’s primary shows people are engaged in politics. He says the excitement is visible among both Democrats and Republicans.


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(MPRN) Michiganders flocked to the polls Tuesday in numbers that haven’t been matched in recent decades. 

Andrew Robins / WMUK-FM

The Democratic race in Michigan's Sixth Congressional District looks a lot different now than it did in 1992. Tuesday night, Matt Longjohn defeated three other primary candidates and will face long-time Republican Congressman Fred Upton in November. But there was no primary contest in 1992 because only one Democrat ran: Andy Davis.

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