Democratic Gubernatorial Hopefuls Make Final Pitch

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    Both of the leading Democratic candidates made a dash across the state, making their last push for votes Monday, laying out their cases to lead Michigan and preparing for voters to decide their fates in today’s primary.

    “We are very confident, Andy has crisscrossed the state to share his message with voters,” representative for Andy Dillon told the Michigan Chronicle.

    The Dillon campaign feels that their agenda for renewing Michigan’s economy will get voters out to the polls. If elected, Dilion also plans to repeal the state’s drivers’ responsibility law which has been a major issue for most Detroit residents.

    Recent polls indicate that the once frontrunner in the Democratic race, Speaker of the House Andy Dillon, is now trailing Lansing Mayor Virg Benero by a single-digit. It is unprecedented that the Democratic Party has no clear favorite this far into the campaign.

    But with the number of undecided voters, the contest for the Democratic is from over.

    This is the first time in several years when there has not been an incumbent governor or lieutenant governor. John Cherry, lieutenant governor, dropped out of the race in January.

    The tight battle between Andy Dillion and Virg Bernero has stretched for the past few months. Both candidates have advertised heavily on TV and radio.

    According to the Detroit News, “Bernero is leaning heavily on his support from big labor and abortion rights activists to mobilize voters. He hasn’t spent a penny on TV ads, but labor and other groups, through the Genesee County Democrats, have funneled nearly $2 million into television spots. Dillon is courting moderate voters and touting his business and legislative experience.”

    Both candidates hope that the last eight years under Gov. Jennifer Granholm, that included an overwhelming jobless rate and a budget crises, among other problems, will not hurt their chance of retaining the state’s highest office in the general election in November.





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