2018 Gubernatorial Race: State: Michigan ( Gretchen Whitmer v Bill Schutte )


Race Status

RESULT: Gretchen Whitmer (Dem)

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 04/24/2018
Primaries: 08/07/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Candidate

Gretchen Whitmer

Abdul El-Sayed
Shri Thanedar

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Bill Schutte

Pundit Opinions

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Current Gubernatorial Scoreboard
Bottom Line

It’s hard to feel confident making predictions about Michigan since hardly anybody expected the state to vote for Donald Trump in 2016. Republican Governor Snyder cannot seek re-election due to term limits and both parties have plenty of candidates interested in replacing him. Should be interesting to watch.

2018 Michigan Data Card
Michigan Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 49.2% Male
50.8% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 75.4% White/Caucasian
14.2% Black/African American
4.2% White/Hispanic
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 9.2% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 90.4% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 28.3% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $29,128 $31,128
Unemployment 4.7% 4.1
Median Age 39.7 37.9
Population 9928300 325.7 mil
Square Miles 56546.9 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 1175.6 185.8
People per Household 2.5 2.7
Foreign Born 6.7% 13.5%
Veteran 7.2% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 14.8% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile