At the time of reporting with 77 of the votes counted, Abdul El-Sayed won 31 percent of the Democrat count, with Gretchen Whitmer on 51 percent, according to Click on Detroit.
The Democratic candidate for governor is a former leader of the Senate Democrats, Gretchen Whitmer.
Sheryl Williams of Traverse City says Gretchen Whitmer's experience makes her the best choice for the Democratic nomination for MI governor.
Voters in MI also decided two other primary races. But state Attorney General Bill Schuette secured the endorsement of President Trump, largely because he supported him after the "Access Hollywood" tape broke in October 2016 when Calley would not. He also had a message for those who supported the other candidates. "The people who are supportive of the president are very supportive, they're very enthusiastic", said Anderson, adding that the GOP also will have to appeal to independent swing voters.
Richard Fowler said Ocasio-Cortez' purported gaffes have been saturating the media as of late and said that on the right, "you could run Corey Stewart memes all day" - referring to the Trump-endorsed conservative Republican county chairman running against Sen.
Crowds outside the GOP rally were not that large, much smaller than what President Trump has drawn in West Michigan.
Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record.
In the Libertarian race, John Tatar received 2,470 votes.
Ocasio-Cortez said that she and Ing had similar life experiences even though they grew up worlds apart because they both lost their fathers when they were young and had to work multiple jobs to help their families make ends meet. "And she knows that, which is why her best move here would have been either to just ignore or to say no".
"I mean, if she were to get into a discussion with somebody who asks her tough questions, I don't think she has the information or the philosophy at her disposal to actually answer those questions well", Shapiro said.