Gretchen Whitmer

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, is a critical form for anyone who wants help paying for higher education. But Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan’s FAFSA completion rate was only about 56 percent last year.

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(MPRN-Lansing) Former state Senator Gretchen Whitmer is the first candidate to formally declare she’s running for governor of Michigan in 2018. She filed the documents with elections officials that allow her to fundraise and spend money on campaigning. 

Democratic State Senator Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican lawmakers Joe Schwarz and Shirley Johnson quoted in article

Schauer campaign not commenting on story that UAW president urged State Senator Gretchen Whitmer to enter race

Democrat had passed on run for governor, but was considered potential candidate for Attorney General or Lieutenant Governor