Ocasio-Cortez Defends Single-Payer Health Care by Citing Reduced ‘Funeral Expenses’

Larry Hoffman
August 11, 2018

The nominations of Whitmer, a former legislative leader who will face Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Democratic state Sen.

State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the GOP nomination.

In the Libertarian race, John Tatar received 2,470 votes. Debbie Stabenow, who is seeking a fourth term.

It is still possible that Whitmer chooses a male running mate for lieutenant governor.

"Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I'm willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special", he continued.

"We need a governor who knows how to get things done".

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her push for a "Medicare for all" health care system on Wednesday in part by citing the reduced cost of funeral expenses it would bring about.

In her victory speech, Whitmer thanked her supporters and her family and everyone who voted for her, along with her Democratic opponents in the race.

Schuette, who had been accused by Calley of misusing his public office for political business, also sought to bring Republicans together and criticized Whitmer.

"We are protesting against Vice President Pence because we do not agree with some of the things he agrees with", says one protester.

"I love MI. I am raising my family here in this great state", she said.

Michigan, where Republicans have controlled state government for 7 1/2 years, is an important gauge of whether Democrats can make gains in the upper Midwest after Trump won the state in 2016. Most GOP strategists believe that Kobach, who served on Trump's short-lived voter fraud panel, is so polarizing that he could lose to a Democrat in the fall - even in a state as red as Kansas. "I like lower taxes", Lauer said. Look at Flint and the Detroit schools.

Schuette has long fashioned himself after Trump, and he soared in polling once receiving the endorsement of the president.

"I like balanced budgets".

"It's catcalling because, I guess, if I suggest that I want to have a conversation, I'm demanding a response", he said.

With almost 90 percent of precincts reporting, Schuette had roughly half of the GOP vote to Calley's quarter, with Colbeck and Hines at 13 percent and 11 percent respectively.

Democratic challenger Abdul El-Sayed received 340,363 votes, while Shri Thanedar received 199,304 votes.

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