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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.


"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said.

Though Whitmer may still choose a male running mate, the Democrats are fielding women for governor, Senate, state attorney general and secretary of state. Slotkin, who has raised more money than Rep. Mike Bishop, said that particularly this year, voters are looking for candidates "who will no longer just kind of check the box on voting the right way" but are asking how they will defend their rights.

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

In her victory speech, Whitmer thanked her supporters and her family and everyone who voted for her, along with her Democratic opponents in the race.

The state's Democratic nomination went to State Sen.


Schuette was the only candidate to get President Donald Trump's endorsement. "I like lower taxes", Lauer said.

"I like balanced budgets".

After Tuesday's primaries across four states - Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington - there were 11 female nominees for governor and 182 for the House of Representatives, the USA media reported.

He noted that more Democrats than Republicans voted in suburban Detroit's Oakland and Macomb counties, key bellwethers in statewide general elections.


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