Obama endorses Whitmer, Slotkin, Stevens, other Mich. Dems

By Jonathan Oosting, The Detroit News

Former President Barack Obama on Monday officially endorsed fellow Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan governor in her race against Republican Bill Schuette, who is backed by President Donald Trump.

Obama’s office also announced support for several U.S. House and legislative hopefuls in Michigan, including 8th Congressional District candidate Elissa Slotkin and 11th Congressional District candidate Haley Stevens.

“The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle, and bold, new ideas,” Obama said in a statement. “Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before,”

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Here is the full list of Michigan candidates Obama endorsed Monday, as released by his office:

Gretchen Whitmer (Governor)
Garlin Gilchrist II (Lt. Governor)
Elissa Slotkin (U.S. House, MI-08)
Haley Stevens (U.S. House, MI-11)
Dayna Polehanki (State Senate, District 07)
Rosemary Bayer (State Senate, District 12)
Mallory McMorrow (State Senate, District 13)
Julia Pulver (State Senate, District 15)
Sean McCann (State Senate, District 20)
Winnie Brinks (State Senate, District 29)
Poppy Sias-Hernandez (State Senate, District 34)
Matt Koleszar (State House, District 20)
Kelly Breen (State House, District 38)
Mari Manoogian (State House, District 40)
Padma Kuppa (State House, District 41)
Alberta Griffin (State House, District 61)
Jim Haadsma (State House, District 62)
Kara Hope (State House, District 67)
Angela Witwer (State House, District 71)
Rachel Hood (State House, District 76)
Tanya Cabala (State House, District 91)

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