Egyptian-American Loses Race for 'Governor Position' in MI

Egyptian-American Loses Race for 'Governor Position' in MI

Schuette also thanked his competitors in the Republican party for their commitment to the state and their service to MI.

According to unofficial election results from the Michigan Secretary of State's office, Whitmer won a decisive 54.3 percent of the votes in the primary, while former Detroit health department director Abdul El-Sayed came in second with 29.8 percent of votes. At least $23 million was spent airing broadcast TV ads across the state, including almost $17 million on governor's races won by Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette.

On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley received 245,483 votes, Patrick Colbeck had 127,664 votes, and Jim Hines received 107,410 votes.

Pence will be joined by Schuette as well as Republican candidates for U.S. Senate. He beat out the three other candidates with about 50 percent of the vote.

Pollster Bernie Porn of EPIC-MRA in Lansing said Trump, whose endorsements of Schuette and John James helped carry them to wins, energized both the Republican and Democratic bases to vote on Tuesday. He likes Trump but said the president's endorsement did not sway him.

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Balderson's struggles in the race were a vivid study in the tribulations of Republican congressional candidates under Trump, and the race was seen as a test of whether a powerful onslaught from national Republican groups could keep a once-reliably red district in line.

"She was the most liberal member of the Michigan Legislature".

Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record.

She said even Republican-leaning women in Oakland County north of Detroit are volunteering for her campaign. And yet our leaders have failed us, and that's exactly what this campaign is all about: taking care of the families of this state. "We know we deserve better and we are ready to fight, right?"

"I mean, if she were to get into a discussion with somebody who asks her tough questions, I don't think she has the information or the philosophy at her disposal to actually answer those questions well", Shapiro said.

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