Election 2018

Former Michigan congressman John Conyers
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A judge has refused to set an earlier election for the seat formerly held by retired U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won another key endorsement from organized labor Monday in the race for Michigan governor, this time from the state's largest union.

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The special election to replace a Michigan state senator convicted of theft has been set.

 Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette has submitted 26,000 voter signatures to qualify for the August primary, the same day Democratic rival Gretchen Whitmer secured another union endorsement.

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One of the Democratic candidates for Michigan governor announced she asked for the resignation of her campaign manager after details of "inappropriate behavior in the workplace" surfaced. 

A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in Michigan and ten other states this year.

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A couple hundred volunteers showed up at the state Bureau of Elections Monday. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they dropped off petitions to get a redistricting overhaul on the November ballot.  


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Election law expert Jocelyn Benson is expected to run again to be Michigan's next secretary of state.

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Voters might have the chance to decide a pair of workers’ rights questions next year. As we hear from Rick Pluta, petition campaigns to put the questions on the 2018 ballot are underway. 


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State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, a conservative who has clashed with Gov. Rick Snyder on Medicaid expansion and higher fuel taxes, announced Thursday that he is running for governor in 2018.  


A capital region state legislator intends to seek Michigan's highest office.