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To The Point: Schuette, Whitmer on race for governor

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Now that the primary election is over, it’s time to look ahead to what the race for governor will look like.

Gretchen Whitmer won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s election and told her supporters she would welcome everyone — especially those who supported other Democrats during the primary.

"This is a big tent, join us, come on inside,” she said. “Government works best when passionate people participate, when we debate ideas, when we roll up our sleeves and solve problems together because we got a lot of work to do. We need to throw Bill Schuette a big retirement party come November 6th.”

Republican Bill Schuette said there was a clear difference in the two candidates and the way they would approach being governor.

“Tonight, the campaign only begins and the choice just now is becoming clear,” he said. “My agenda: more jobs, greater growth and bigger paychecks for Michigan families. Senator Whitmer's? A job-killing, tax-hiking extreme agenda that will take us back to the days of the great recession."

Schuette went on to say, "if you thought Jennifer Granholm was, well look out. Gretchen Whitmer would be worse."

Hear more from Whitmer and Schuette in the above Aug. 10, 2018 edition of “To The Point.”


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