Gretchen Whitmer

8:24 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Rolling Stone article on abortion examines changes in Michigan, other states

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Democratic State Senator Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican lawmakers Joe Schwarz and Shirley Johnson quoted in article
On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she'd told almost no one before. "Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape," she said.
8:10 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Questions raised about Schauer's support among Democrats

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Schauer campaign not commenting on story that UAW president urged State Senator Gretchen Whitmer to enter race
Lansing United Auto Workers president Bob King recently asked state Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer to run for governor, even though most Democratic leaders have coalesced around the candidacy of former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer. Whitmer turned down King, citing her decision a year ago to not run for governor and focus on raising her young children, according to a Whitmer aide.
7:14 am
Fri November 22, 2013

State Senator Gretchen Whitmer says she won't run for statewide office next year

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Democrat had passed on run for governor, but was considered potential candidate for Attorney General or Lieutenant Governor
LANSING - Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, confirmed Thursday what she said she thought everyone already knew: she will not be on the statewide ballot in 2014. She announced early this year that she wasn't going to run for governor in 2014.
12:51 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer will not run for governor next year

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Former Congressman and state lawmaker Mark Schauer of Battle Creek is among the Democrats who have said they may run for governor in 2014.
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Democrats say they are discouraged that Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing will not run for governor in 2014, but they believe they still have a good opportunity to challenge Gov. Rick Snyder. "I'm disappointed," said Sen. Bert Johnson of Detroit. "It's not just her personality.