Gretchen Whitmer

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(MPRN-Lansing) Former state Senator Gretchen Whitmer is the first candidate to formally declare she’s running for governor of Michigan in 2018. She filed the documents with elections officials that allow her to fundraise and spend money on campaigning. 

Democratic State Senator Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican lawmakers Joe Schwarz and Shirley Johnson quoted in article

Schauer campaign not commenting on story that UAW president urged State Senator Gretchen Whitmer to enter race

Democrat had passed on run for governor, but was considered potential candidate for Attorney General or Lieutenant Governor

Former Congressman and state lawmaker Mark Schauer of Battle Creek is among the Democrats who have said they may run for governor in 2014.