Whitmer also went after Bill Schuette and the eight years MI has spent with a Republican governor in office.
Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave.
"She was the most liberal member of the Michigan Legislature".
Richard Fowler said Ocasio-Cortez' purported gaffes have been saturating the media as of late and said that on the right, "you could run Corey Stewart memes all day" - referring to the Trump-endorsed conservative Republican county chairman running against Sen.
Gretchen Whitmer has won the Michigan Democratic nomination for governor, according to the Associated Press.
In the 8th District stretching from the northern Detroit suburbs to Lansing, former USA national security official Elissa Slotkin, a Detroit, moved on to face Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in what is expected to be a competitive general election.
Schuette, Michigan's current Attorney General, defeated Lt. Governor Brian Calley, State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines to win the Republican race.
News 10 will sit down with the Democratic gubernatorial nominee on Thursday. The number of female House nominees is at least 185 nationwide and stands at 10 in MI, which also are records.
"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said. Just over 28 percent of the voting-age population cast ballots, an upturn over the previous high of 24 percent from 1982. Turnout figures posted online only go back to 1978.
Shapiro extended the invitation to Ocasio-Cortez on his "The Ben Shapiro Show" on Wednesday, telling his audience he would donate $10,000 to Ocasio-Cortez's campaign or a charity if she would come on the show to debate him so that he could "probe" her belief system. But she was an outspoken advocate for women's issues long before the January 2017 Women's Marches and #MeToo era, publicly disclosing during a 2013 legislative debate on health insurance coverage for abortions that she had been raped in college. Democrats have hammered the administration across the state recently for Trump's protectionist steel tariffs, which they say are raising prices on everyday goods and hurting MI workers. And, she added, "We come from a family and a place that had been colonized". "So electing more women empowers those voices and informs better decision-making". He also had a message for those who supported the other candidates.
Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record.
Schuette, who had been accused by Calley of misusing his public office for political business, also sought to bring Republicans together and criticized Whitmer. He declined to name her.
Hours after the polls closed in Kansas Tuesday night, the state is still awaiting the results of the GOP primary nomination in the heated race between Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer.