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2018 Michigan Primary Election: Levin To Run For Dad's House Seat

LANSING (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's primary election:

9:30 a.m.

Suburban Detroit attorney Andy Levin has won the Democratic primary to run for the congressional seat his retiring father has held for 36 years.

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Levin defeated attorneys Ellen Lipton and Martin Brook on Tuesday and will face Republican Candius Stearns and Green Party candidate John McDermott in the November election.

Levin, a 58-year-old from Bloomfield Township who has never held elected office, is seeking to replace his father, Rep. Sander Levin, in the House. Sander Levin, whose brother is retired-Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, was elected to Congress in 1982.

Andy Levin founded Levin Energy Partners and is president of Lean & Green Michigan,

From 2010 to 2011, he headed the state's Energy, Labor and Economic Growth department.


2:55 a.m.

Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer has won Democrats' nomination for Michigan governor and will lead the state's first all-female statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette.

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Schuette and Whitmer — both veteran officeholders — easily bested their opponents in Tuesday's primary to set up their head-to-head race to succeed term-limited Republican Rick Snyder.

Another Trump favorite, African-American Iraq War veteran and business executive John James, advanced to face third-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Though Whitmer may still choose a male running mate, the Democrats are fielding women for state attorney general and secretary of state in what they hope will be a "pink wave" in November.

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