There was also a key election for a House seat in OH, in which president Donald Trump claimed victory. It would be a first for either party in MI and is part of the broader surge in women running for office - mostly as Democrats - since the election of President Donald Trump.
At least 182 female major party nominees will run for the House, beating the record of 167 from 2016.
More than 2 million votes were cast around MI yesterday. He credited Republican leaders for helping the state "get off the mat" after a decade-long downturn and said Whitmer would "take us back to a time of shuttered industries, dashed dreams and higher taxes". Ocasio-Cortez, who burst onto the national scene when she upset Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in the Democratic primary in June, deflected by saying the current system causes sticker shock.
She said earlier this week that "there wasn't a single mom" consulted when the decision was made to switch Flint's water source, which led to lead contamination that has been blamed primarily on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration. "Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I am willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special".
She said even Republican-leaning women in Oakland County north of Detroit are volunteering for her campaign. He beat out the three other candidates with about 50 percent of the vote.
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Voters in MI also decided two other primary races.
"They come to the race and will tell us, 'We really believe in electing women because women will be more civil and get more done in Washington, '" Slotkin said. John James and Sandy Pensler squared off in a GOP primary for the chance to face Democratic Sen.
Though Whitmer may still choose a male running mate, the Democrats are fielding women for governor, Senate, state attorney general and secretary of state. He declined to name her.
Meanwhile, incumbent Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowTrump-backed candidate wins Michigan GOP Senate primary Trump, "blue wave" tested in OH: live results The Hill's Morning Report - Election Day drama for Trump MORE (D) will also be on the ballot in November after an uncontested primary.
"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard".