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Gretchen Whitmer headed toward reelection in Michigan

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The Michigan governor's race has not been officially called by several outlets, but current Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) seems to have secured reelection. As of early Wednesday morning, she held a steady lead of 4.6 points with 49% of the votes reported.

Less than a year ago, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was largely expected to coast to reelection. At the time, Michigan Republicans had difficulty settling on a preferred candidate to challenge Whitmer, especially when former Detroit police chief James Craig threw his hat in the ring. However, Craig never really found his political footing, and Tudor Dixon, an attractive wife and mother of four who had gained business experience at her father's steel foundry in western Michigan, sealed the nomination back in August.

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