Michigan political ad tracker 2018: Governor's race
Find TV ads from Michigan gubernatorial candidates here
DETROIT – WDIV-Local 4 is uploading all political ads that have aired in Michigan during the current election cycle to YouTube. We will continue track these ads until the general election on Nov. 6.
And, by far, the race with the most television ads at this point is the race for governor.
It’s an unsurprising fact because this year’s governor’s race is on pace to break the spending record. The seven candidates, four Republicans and three Democrats, have already raised more than $30 million.
A recent poll shows that Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette still hold commanding leads in their respective primaries.
But Republican Brian Calley is making a final push to challenge Schuette. And Democrat Abdul El-Sayed hopes to energize his progressive base with a recent endorsement from Bernie Sanders, who will campaign with El-Sayed in Michigan this weekend.
Also in the mix are Democrat Shri Thanedar and Republicans Jim Hines and Patrick Colbeck.
Find all the ads from the Michigan gubernatorial candidates below or on YouTube.
Be Heard. Go Vote!
A reminder to “Be Heard – and Go Vote!” this election season. The Aug. 7 primary election is your first chance to weigh in on big races for governor, U.S. Congress and the State Legislature. Unfortunately, last time around turnout was less than half of the voting public in southeast Michigan. We all have political opinions. Don’t just share them on social media. Share them in the voting booth.