To The Point: Schuette, Whitmer hit campaign trail in W. MI

To The Point

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor were on the campaign trail in West Michigan this week.

On Wednesday, Attorney General and Republican nominee Bill Schuette announced his running mate would be Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons.

“Lisa will be will be fully engaged, fully involved, fully immersed as a complete member of Team Schuette as we go forward to make sure we have more jobs and bigger paychecks, roll back the Granholm income tax increases, cut auto insurance rates and improve our third-grade reading scores,” he said. “She will be a full member of this team and I’m excited about it because she brings such expertise and experience.”

Democratic nominee and former state senator Gretchen Whitmer came to Grand Rapids to headline a progressive event on Tuesday. She is ready to debate the issues with her opponent.

“I’m very eager to have this debate,” she said. “You know Bill Schuette and I couldn’t be more different on everything from demeanor and philosophy of government to positions on substantive issues.

“He has staked out some very extreme positions from undoing Medicaid expansion which I worked so hard to extend to 680 thousand people in our state. He doesn’t believe women should have rights of autonomy over our bodies. I do.”

**Hear more from each of the candidates in the above Aug. 19, 2018 edition of “To The Point.”

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