DGA Statement on Governor-Elect Gretchen Whitmer’s Victory in Michigan
Major Democratic Pickup in a State that Trump Won 2 Years Ago
DGA Chair Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) issued the following statement on Governor-Elect Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in Michigan’s gubernatorial race:
“Congratulations to Governor-Elect Gretchen Whitmer on her victory in Michigan,” said Gov. Inslee.“Gretchen won by focusing on the issues that matter the most to Michiganders: health care, education, clean water, jobs, and transportation. Her relentless determination to make the lives of her constituents better and pragmatic approach to getting things done will make her a great governor.
“This is a major Democratic pickup in a critical battleground state. As part of its ‘Unrig the Map’ initiative, the DGA invested early to ensure Democrats would be a strong position heading into the general election. With Gretchen Whitmer as governor, Michigan will see fairer electoral maps that better represent the state.
“Gretchen Whitmer was one of the strongest, most impressive candidates of the 2018 cycle: That’s how she solidly won back a state that Donald Trump carried two years ago. Gretchen will be a great leader for Michigan, working to improve schools, provide clean water and, yes, fix the damn roads.”
The DGA and its allies were proud to invest more than $15.1 million in Michigan.