— The crush of Democratic candidates is motivated in part by Republican President Donald Trump and the policies of the GOP-controlled Congress.
— Three of the 19 women running for the U.S. House in Michigan are Republicans . . . A majority of Michigan’s 200 female state candidates are also Democrats.
— “I’ve had so many people tell me we can’t have too many women here or too many women there. I don’t buy into it,” [Gretchen] Whitmer said. “Don’t hire me because I’m a woman. Hire me because I’m the one to get the job done.” (Detroit News)