Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday’s primary. She will face Attorney General Bill Schuette, who defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines in the GOP primary.
Voters in Michigan Tuesday will also nominate a Republican Senate candidate to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the fall. The state also has 13 House primaries, including a special election to fill the seat vacated by former Democratic Rep. John Conyers. There are no Republicans running for the seat.