Gretchen Esther Whitmer (born August 23, 1971) is an American politician who served as a Michigan State Representative from 2001 to 2006 and Michigan State Senator from 2006 to 2015. She is the Democratic nominee for governor of Michigan in the 2018 election.
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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer wins Michigan governor race, defeating Bill Schuette

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has defeated her Republican opponent Bill Schuette to become the next governor of Michigan. The former minority leader of the state Senate, Whitmer ran a campaign focused on competence and brass tacks, emphasizing clean ...

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Chicago Tribune

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer wins Michigan governor race, beating Bill Schuette

While campaigning, Whitmer cast herself as a bipartisan problem-solver who joined with term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder to expand Medicaid to more than 600,000 adults. She pushed to "fix the damn roads," lagging schools and drinking water infrastructure, ...

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New York Times

Gretchen Whitmer Wins Democratic Nomination for Michigan Governor

Gretchen Whitmer, a former Democratic leader in the Michigan State Senate, claimed her party's nomination for governor on Tuesday, defeating two insurgent rivals and setting up a crucial test for Midwestern Democrats and organized labor in November.

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Washington Post

Michigan's Whitmer beats Sanders-backed progressive

Gretchen Whitmer, the former Democratic leader in Michigan's state Senate, won the her party's gubernatorial primary, according to the Associated Press. She beat Abdul El-Sayed, the former director of Detroit's health department, and Shri Thanedar, ...

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Detroit Free Press

Inevitable or unlikely? Michigan Dems choose Gretchen Whitmer to face ...

To hear some Michigan voters tell it, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer was foreordained, christened by a Democratic establishment bent on forcing a safe choice on an electorate starved for change. That's certainly how some supporters ...

- Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press

Schuette and Whitmer headed to November showdown for governor

LANSING — The Nov. 6 election for Michigan's next governor will be a showdown between Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, who were both declared winners by 10 p.m. in Tuesday's primary. After hard-fought races in both parties, ...

- Detroit Free Press

Washington Post

Former Michigan legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic primary ...

LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic primary for governor, besting two other candidates. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten ...

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New York Times

Ohio Special Election for Congress Is Too Close to Call

Gretchen Whitmer won the Democratic nomination for governor of Michigan, joining women in Georgia, Texas, South Dakota and elsewhere who are competing in November to lead their states. • In Missouri, voters rejected a legislative move to curb union ...

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