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Whitmer Files Petitions To Appear On Michigan's Primary Ballot

Gretchen Whitmer
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Former state Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer filed petition signatures yesterday to get her name on the primary ballot as a candidate for governor.  

Supporters cheered as they handed over to state elections officials boxes containing petitions to put Whitmer’s name on the ballot.  The primary for governor isn’t until August, but Democrats will hold a convention this weekend to come up with the rest of the slate.  

Whitmer heads into that convention with a lot of endorsements, but, if polls are to be believed, most Democrats are still undecided on their candidate for governor. 

“That’s my goal, is to make sure that people know what we’re building here and we get people to try to become a part of it.”

Whitmer is the second Democrat to file signatures to appear on the primary ballot.  Doctor Abdul El-Sayed was first.  But he still faces questions about his eligibility to run.  Three Republicans have filed so far to run for governor.

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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