Schuette Wins Michigan GOP Primary, Takes On Dem Gubernatorial Opponent
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette won the GOP gubernatorial primary Tuesday as he prepares for what will almost certainly be a brutal campaign as the midterm elections near.
Schuette defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Calley 51 to 24 percent in his bid to replace out-going Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who fumbled his way through the Flint water crisis in 2016. President Donald Trump endorsed Schuette as the Republican attorney general’s campaign picked up steam.
Calley rescinded his endorsement of then-candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential election after the “Access Hollywood” tape was published. Shuette faced his own trials and tribulations during the campaign season. (RELATED: Michigan Gov Says Officials Charged In Flint Water Case Are ‘Strong Leaders’)
Carol Siemon, the prosecutor for Ingham County, Michigan, requested an FBI investigation into the sale of multi-million dollar property Schuette inherited in the Virgin Islands to determine if any laws were violated.
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