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About the state

Governor

D

Whitmer

Senators

D

Stabenow

D

Peters

U.S. House Delegation

D

7

R

7

State House

D

51

R

55

State Senate

D

16

R

22

With a split government, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has used her veto power since 2019 to protect voting rights, quality K-12 education, and reproductive rights. In 2022, Governor Whitmer will share the ballot with critical state House and Senate races that will make it possible for Democrats to win control of the legislature. The ballot will also have several crucial U.S. House races for Democrats to maintain the majority.

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Target Races in Michigan

Our primary objectives in Michigan are to re-elect Governor Gretchen Whitmer, flip the state legislature, and win four competitive congressional elections in MI-03, MI-07, MI-08, and MI-10.

MI-03

R

We need to flip this seat.

Biden won by:

8.5%

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MI-07

D

We need to hold this seat.

Biden won by:

0.9%

MI-08

D

We need to hold this seat.

Biden won by:

2.1%

MI-10

O

We need to flip this seat.

Biden lost by:

-0.9%

What's at stake

Infrastructure. Michigan received a D+ for infrastructure. It has more than 1,200 bridges and 7,000 miles of highways in poor condition. Thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the state is receiving $10 billion in federal funding, in part to help repair Michigan’s roads and bridges. How this funding is allocated and implemented will be critical to successfully improving Michigan’s infrastructure.

Clean water. Flint wasn’t the only city in Michigan with unsafe drinking water. While Flint’s pipes have been replaced and drinking water is reported to be clean, other cities like Benton Harbor and Hamtramck have reported unsafe levels of lead in water and cautioned residents to use filtration systems or refrain from drinking it. In late 2021, Gov. Whitmer gave $14 million in clean water grants under her Michigan Clean Water Plan to 28 cities and towns to help improve the quality of drinking water.

Public safety. Through a series of investment frameworks announced in 2021, Gov. Whitmer is allocating funds to support removing illegal guns from Michigan’s streets, bolstering mental health programs for law enforcement, defendants, and victims, and expanding education and social services resources. These programs aim to create well-funded, proactive public safety, mental wellbeing, and crime prevention strategies to make Michigan’s communities safer.

What's at stake facts updated March, 2022

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Mete / Philadelphia, PA

"I recently did team-building events with my groups in Delaware and New Jersey who are both interested in flipping Pennsylvania. Everyone is ready to go and fully motivated."