Michigan’s governor has the bonafides to go far

In four years, Gretchen Whitmer has raised Democrats' prospects to new heights. Not only did she win re-election, but Democrats now have majorities in both the state senate and house.

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November 17, 2022 - 3:04 PM

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handily won re-election Nov. 8 in the battleground state of Michigan. Photo by Jacob Hamilton/TNS

Of all the states to  be affected by last week’s election none was more dramatic than Michigan.

Not only was Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer re-elected, but the House and Senate were flipped to Democratic majorities.

Four years ago, Republicans held a trifecta of power there with majorities in both the Senate and House and a Republican governor.

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