No Surprises At Michigan Democratic Convention On Sunday

Aug 27, 2018

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Michigan Democrats finalized their portion of the November ballot this weekend.  There were few surprises yesterday at the Democratic convention.

The Democrats held a so-called Endorsement Convention in April.  It was there that they decided which candidates to throw their weight behind for races like Attorney General and Secretary of State.  So when the results rolled in, there were plenty of cheers – but no shocks.

Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced her pick for lieutenant governor – Garlin Gilchrist – last week.  And he formally accepted the nomination.

“We motivate voters we change elections.  We win elections, we change possibility.  We change possibility, we enable imagination.  And we enable imagination there is nothing that can stop us.”

At the top of the ticket, Gilchrist joins Dana Nessel for Attorney General, Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State, and Debbie Stabenow for US Senate.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at