The Wolverine State features a critical 2018 redistricting Governor’s campaign. Incumbent Rick Snyder (R) is ineligible to seek a third term, so we can expect hotly contested primaries in both parties, and a hard fought general election battle. Mitchell Research, polling for the MIRS news service (released 6/6; 435 MI likely Republican primary voters), finds a tight early contest among individuals who have yet to announce their candidacies. Former US Representative and current Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller jumps out to an early 21-18-14% advantage over Attorney General and former Congressman Bill Schuette, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, respectively. Of the three, Ms. Miller, ironically, is least likely to enter the race. It is probable that one of these three will become the gubernatorial nominee, and pressure will be intense for the eventual Republican winner to deliver during the general election.
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