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Living History ,
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In Harm’s Way ,
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2018 Michigan Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 MI Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Abdul El-Sayed (15) Michigan Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Bill Schuette (37) Michigan Republican candidate for governor of Michigan
  • Gretchen Whitmer (23) Michigan Democratic candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Michigan 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The Detroit News, "Schuette embraces career experience as benefit," by Beth LeBlanc, July 25, 2018
  • Detroit Free Press, "Civil rights commission rejects AG opinion on LGBT discrimination," by David Eggert, July 23, 2018
  • MichiganRadio.org , "Schuette’s record on pollution under fire," by Lester Graham & Jim Malewitz, June 18, 2018
  • MichiganRadio.org, "Checking in with the 2018 gubernatorial candidates: Bill Schuette," by Sophie Sherry, May 24, 2018
  • Holland Sentinel, "A clear choice on tax cuts," by Bill Schuette, May 28, 2018
  • BridgeMI.com, "Michigan governor candidates’ infrastructure policies," by Lindsay VanHulle, March 6, 2018
  • The Nation, "El-Sayed would be the first Muslim-American governor in US history," by David Dayen, January 29, 2018
  • Rewire News, "Candidate Vows to ‘Hold the Line' Against Anti-Choice Onslaught," by Ally Boguhn, Nov 1, 2017
  • Mining Journal, "Gubernatorial candidate holds town hall meeting," by Mary Wardell, Oct 10, 2017
  • Detroit Free Press, "Schuette shows support for Trump's immigration ban," by Robert Allen, January 31, 2017
  • WWMT-Newschannel-3, "One on one with gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer," January 24 2017
  • Lansing State Journal coverage of Gubernatorial race, 1/3/2017
  • Detroit News, "Detroit health director set to make bid for governor," by Christine Ferretti, Feb. 9, 2017
  • Detroit News, "Ex-Detroit health chief starts bid for Mich. governor," by Jennifer Chambers, Feb. 25, 2017
  • Detroit Free Press, "Schuette sues companies in Flint water crisis," by Matthew Dolan and Paul Egan, June 22, 2016
  • Detroit News, "PAC ad knocks Schuette for opposing clean energy plan," by Jim Lynch, November 6, 2015

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Bill Schuette: Enforce prohibitions on abortion; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Gretchen Whitmer: End 24-hour waiting period; fund Planned Parenthood.
    Bill Schuette: Supports the rights of the unborn.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Will stop anti-choice legislation.
    Gretchen Whitmer: No insurance riders to get an abortion covered.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Schuette: Make better jobs cutting taxes, regulations and wastefulness.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Most important metric is rising family income.
Civil Rights
    Bill Schuette: Gay marriage ban was simply recognition that biology matters.
    Gretchen Whitmer: 2013: repeal Michigan's same-sex marriage ban.
    Bill Schuette: Include LGBT gender identity in laws against discrimination.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Sensitive to women's rights and transgender people's rights.
Corporations
    Gretchen Whitmer: Shift tax burden to corporations.
Crime
    Bill Schuette: Prosecute 17-year-olds as adults.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Prioritize rehabilitation efforts for first-time offenders.
    Bill Schuette: History of getting justice for rape victims.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Move from prison to productive citizenship.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Cleaned up County Prosecutor office after a sex scandal.
Drugs
    Bill Schuette: Led campaign against medical marijuana in 2008.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Supports marijuana legalization for adult recreational use.
    Bill Schuette: The opioid epidemic cannot be solved with just arresting.
    Abdul El-Sayed: End marijuana prohibition; tax it and regulate it.
Education
    Bill Schuette: Grade schools A-F, with performance-based grants.
    Bill Schuette: Support more trade & vocational offerings.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Opposes vouchers: Stop the dismantling of public education.
    Gretchen Whitmer: 2 years of debt-free post-secondary education.
    Bill Schuette: Give parents more choices for their kids' education.
    Bill Schuette: Advocate of partnerships between schools and companies.
Energy & Oil
    Gretchen Whitmer: Oppose withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord.
    Bill Schuette: Joins lawsuit challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Electric user fee raises $3.3B for clean energy in 15 years.
Environment
    Bill Schuette: Opposes burdensome EPA regulations.
    Bill Schuette: Charged 15 city and state officials for Flint water crisis.
    Bill Schuette: Opposing EPA regulations earns him polluter protector label.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Advocate for environmental justice on lead exposure.
    Bill Schuette: Sue firms that caused Flint drinking water crisis.
Families & Children
    Abdul El-Sayed: Invest in Detroit to keep millennials in Michigan.
Free Trade
    Bill Schuette: Supports tariffs on China, to get a better deal.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Renegotiate trade deals, but no tariffs on China.
Government Reform
    Bill Schuette: Opposes ballot initative 2 (gerrymandered districts ok).
    Bill Schuette: Oppose disclosure for who paid for political ads.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Opposes gerrymandering; opposes voter ID.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Disclose political donors; reverse Citizens United.
    Bill Schuette: Terminate government pensions for those caught embezzling.
    Bill Schuette: Wants tax returns released from all top elected officials.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Fundamental right to be heard at the ballot box.
Gun Control
    Bill Schuette: Repeal restrictions on guns, including semi-automatics.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Universal background checks; ban assault-style weapons.
    Bill Schuette: Proud protector of the 2nd Amendment, NRA rates him "A".
    Abdul El-Sayed: No gun possession for convicted domestic abusers.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Take on the corporate gun lobby; enough is enough.
Health Care
    Bill Schuette: Replace ObamaCare with private insurance.
    Gretchen Whitmer: No work requirements for Medicaid; expand it instead.
    Bill Schuette: End Medicaid expansion and put in work requirement.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Public health suffers when you run government as a business.
Homeland Security
    Bill Schuette: Provided two new legal resources for all members of military.
Immigration
    Bill Schuette: Joined 2016 lawsuit to block DACA expansion.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Protect DREAMers from deportation; offer path to citizenship.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Biracial families like mine inspire more diverse government.
    Abdul El-Sayed: People who look like me are not sitting on the sidelines.
    Bill Schuette: It isn't a ban on Muslims; Trump puts security first.
Jobs
    Bill Schuette: Supports right-to-work law as a great victory.
    Bill Schuette: Opposes prevailing wage law.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Repeal "right-ro-work" law (support union organizing).
    Gretchen Whitmer: Increase minimum wage to $15/hour over three years.
Principles & Values
    Bill Schuette: Served 3 terms in Congress & then as state Attorney General.
Tax Reform
    Bill Schuette: Cut taxes and make Michigan a growth state.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Trump tax cuts help only millionaires & billionaires.
    Bill Schuette: Signed pledge to oppose any tax increase.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Limit tax foreclosures for over-assessed Detroit properties.
Technology
    Gretchen Whitmer: Expand broadband with net neutrality.
    Abdul El-Sayed: We need $4B per year for Pure Michigan Infrastructure Bank.
    Bill Schuette: Invest in infrastructure but vows to lower taxes.
    Gretchen Whitmer: We need $3B per year for inadequate infrastructure.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill Schuette: Welfare must balance hand up aid with helping able find work.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Economic well-being means helping those less privileged.


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