Detroit Free Press: Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s meteoric rise leaves Democrats excited for future

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s quick ascension to the national stage — and onto Joe Biden’s list of potential running mates — has left Democrats excited about what her future may hold and thankful that she will continue to lead Michigan.

Two years ago, Whitmer was on her way to a resounding victory in the battleground state. A year ago, she was struggling to get legislative traction for her signature campaign promise of fixing the roads.


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