Strong feelings about President Donald Trump, a competitive governor's race and congressional retirements fueled what probably was record turnout for a MI primary, with more than half-million more people voting than in 2010 - the last time the governorship was open.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after she won the nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who retired while facing sexual harassment claims.
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. Turnout numbers posted online only go back 40 years. Debbie Stabenow for re-election to a fourth term, lawyer Dana Nessel for state attorney general and election expert Joceyln Benson for secretary of state - which is already unprecedented.
However, "it turned into her invoking victim status", he said. 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.
Perseid meteor shower peaks next weekend
You might want to go to bed a little later the weekend of Aug.11 because the best meteor shower in years is about to happen. The Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest solar system object to pass close to the Earth repeatedly, according to NASA .
The Vice President will be a special guest at a Republican Unity Rally at 6:30 p.m.in Grand Rapids. 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.
In her victory speech, Whitmer noted how much she enjoys her home state. "The people who are supportive of the president are very supportive, they're very enthusiastic", said Anderson, adding that the GOP also will have to appeal to independent swing voters.
"We are protesting against Vice President Pence because we do not agree with some of the things he agrees with", says one protester. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines, an obstetrician-gynecologist.
"Miss Ocasio-Cortez, I'm really excited that you've been elevated to that position and I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues".