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MI-Gov: Gretchen Whitmer wins Democratic nomination; Bill Schuette wins Republican nomination

The votes are in for the 2018 gubernatorial primary. Gretchen Whitmer won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and Bill Schuette won the GOP nomination. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The results are in for the primary election results for the 2018 Michigan governor race.

Who is the Democratic gubernatorial nominee?

The Democratic gubernatorial nominee is former state senator and one-time Ingham County prosecuting attorney, Gretchen Whitmer.

The Associated Press called the race for Whitmer at 9:55 p.m.

Democratic candidates included Former Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Executive Director Abdul El-Sayed, and author and entrepreneur Shri Thanedar.

As of 10 p.m., with 25.2 percent of precincts reporting, Whitmer was winning with 49.61 percent of the vote, beating El-Sayed at 35.16 percent, and Thanedar at 15.23 percent.

Who is the Republican gubernatorial nominee?

The Associated Press called the race for Bill Schuette at 9:24 p.m.

Republican candidates included Dr. Jim Hines, president of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, amd State. Sen. Patrick Colbeck.

As of 10 p.m., with 25 percent of precincts reporting, Schuette was winning with 50.91 percent of the vote, beating Calley at 24.03 percent, Colbeck at 14.24 percent, and Hines at 10.82 percent.

According to the Associated Press, Schuette, who received the endorsement of President Donald Trump, "easily defeated" the other Republican candidates.

Anything else?

A new poll from Emerson College in Massachusetts showed Whitmer holding a 7-point lead over Schuette, according to WZZM-TV.

The poll’s margin of error is 4 percent, and the polling was conducted July 19-21.

You can read more about Whitmer and Schuette's backgrounds here.

The Cook Political Report calls the governor's race a toss-up.  The general election is set for Nov. 6.

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