Buckle Up: 2018 Shaping Up To Be Huge Year for Michigan Politics

Buckle Up: 2018 Shaping Up To Be Huge Year for Michigan Politics
January 3, 2018 WDET


The new year will bring lots of important decisions for Michigan voters to make at the ballot box.

There will be elections for all of Michigan’s top elected positions: governor, attorney general, and secretary of state.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) hopes to retain her seat in the U.S. Senate.

The entire state House and most of the state Senate will be on ballots across the state.

notice to votersAnd that’s not even counting all of the high-profile statewide ballot measures that could go before Michigan voters.

Groups hope to put questions related to gerrymanderingmarijuana legalization, and Michigan’s prevailing wage law in front of voters in November.

WDET’s Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth talk about all the big races and ballot issues to be decided in 2018.

“I think that 2018 could turn out to be the biggest non-presidential election year in Michigan that I can remember,” says Neher.

“If you thought 2016 was a big year in politics, buckle up,” says Roth.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.


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