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AP-MI--2018 Michigan Primary Election Campaign Coverage,ADVISORY, MI

July 12, 2018



The Associated Press plans to move the following stories and photos as part of its coverage of the 2018 Michigan primary election campaigns. The stories and photos will move individually leading up to the Aug. 8 vote, but are available to be used together in a package ahead of Election Day. Advisories informing you of our text and visuals plans for Election Day and that night will move at a later date.

In addition to the stories below, the AP will cover unfolding developments, with stories on merits.

If you have any questions, please contact News Editor Roger Schneider at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org .

Moved July 7


LANSING — As midterm elections draw national attention to Michigan, some wonder if the battleground state that helped put Donald Trump in the Oval Office two years ago will continue its Republican-trifecta streak. Michigan’s state government has been single-party for the last eight years, with Republicans controlling the governor’s seat, state Senate and state House. Democrats hope 2018 will be the year that trifecta shatters. By Alice Yin. SENT: 730 words. With AP Photo.

Moving for the weekend of July. 14-15


LANSING, Mich. — For Democrats hoping to seize back the U.S. House amid a purported “blue wave” of liberal enthusiasm against President Donald Trump, Michigan could deliver a key victory or two — but they won’t come easily. By Alice Yin. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

Moving for the weekend of July 21-22


LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial primary has emerged as a bitter contest in which Attorney General Bill Schuette has attacked his main rival Lt. Gov. Brian Calley for not supporting President Donald Trump and the two have exchanged allegations of misusing time in office for personal business. Also running are conservative state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and an outsider, Dr. Jim Hines. The winner will try to keep the governorship in GOP hands after an eight-year run by Gov. Rick Snyder, whose legacy has been embraced by Calley but less so by Schuette. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.


LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s Democratic gubernatorial primary until now has been a largely civil race, in which three distinctly different candidates largely have agreed on the issues while pointing to contrasting political or professional experiences in contending why each would be best to reverse decisions made under eight years of GOP control in Lansing. The contest among Gretchen Whitmer, Shri Thanedar and Abdul El-Sayed includes an establishment favorite and two outsiders who have decried the role of corporations in influencing politics. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

— With MICHIGAN GOVERNOR-BIOS: A look at the seven major-party candidates for governor.

Moving for the weekend of July 28-29


LANSING, Mich. — Two businessmen with no political experience are battling in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, with the winner advancing to face Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow. John James and Sandy Pensler have criticized each other over their backing of President Donald Trump, abortion and immigration. Whoever advances may face an uphill climb in November, but the GOP is buoyed by Trump’s 2016 victory in a state where Republican Senate candidates historically have not fared well. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

— With MICHIGAN SENATE-BIOS: A look at the two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate.

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