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Whitmer, Democrats make re-election pitch at endorsement convention

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In a speech Saturday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer highlighted her recent lawsuit to invalidate the state’s dormant abortion ban if the landmark Roe v. Wade decisionis overturned. She pledged to—in her words—"fight like hell” regardless of what happens to “roe.”

“Right now, I am the last line of defense against efforts to pull our state backwards by restricting the right to choose and weakening our democracy. I will use that veto pen every time.”

Saturday’s convention was otherwise largely uneventful as none of the races where candidates sought endorsement were contested. The state GOP’s endorsement conventiontakes place on April 23rd.

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Colin Jackson is the Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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