First Candidate Leaps Into Michigan’s 2018 Governor’s Race

The list of possible candidates suggests that the Flint water crisis, a widespread source of outrage in the state, could still be a major issue once campaigning actually begins. Kildee has been a vocal advocate for residents in his district dealing with undrinkable tap water. Schuette, too, has been outspoken in his condemnation of state-appointed officials who oversaw the Flint scandal, and criminally charged a couple of them. And Whitmer recently criticized Schuette and other Republicans for their role in the crisis.

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