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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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Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Friday launched his gubernatorial campaign's first TV ad, in which he touts Michigan's economic gains this decade while saying the job is not finished.

 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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Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley's campaign director is turning down a $150,000 contract to help with Flint's economic development, saying doing both jobs would be a detriment to Flint and himself.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in her run for governor.

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The former campaign manager for Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that he resigned due to allegations that he had said "manipulative and insulting things" to a co-worker on an old campaign and had "communicated inappropriately" with others at that time.

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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.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Joins Gubernatorial Race

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will seek a promotion to governor next year. 

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley handed over the leadership of his part-time Legislature ballot drive to conservative grassroots activists Friday, as he prepared for an expected 2018 campaign for governor. 


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President Donald Trump has endorsed Attorney General Bill Schuette for governor of Michigan.

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is expected to make official what has long seemed inevitable — he is running for governor.