GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide which candidates' names will be on the November ballot.
Nine people — four Republicans, three Democrats and two Libertarians — ran to become their party's nominee in the race for governor.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican primary and former state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer won the Democratic primary.
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Businessman Bill Gelineau and John Tater, a veteran and former teacher, are the Libertarian primary candidates. That contest has not yet been decided.
The state Senate will see a shakeup with this general election, with many senators being term-limited out.
In West Michigan, state Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville won the Republican primary in the 30th District.
Other local races of note:
The Associated Press is reporting former combat pilot John James defeated businessman Sandy Pensler in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. James will face incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November.
In the U.S. House of Representatives 6th District, Matt Longjohn won the Democratic primary and will face longtime Republican Rep. Fred Upton in November.
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