Detroit — Four Democratic candidates for Michigan governor laid out plans to protect Michigan’s economy before a lively crowd of mostly union members Monday at Wayne County Community College District.
Democrat Shri Thanedar is planning to spend $1 million to air 10 new TV ads in the governor’s race over the next two months.
The latest poll on the race for the Democratic nomination for governor puts Gretchen Whitmer ahead of Shri Thanedar by two points, 17 percent to 15 percent. Abdul El-Sayed and Bill Cobbs each polled at 2 percent.
Democratic Party governor candidate Shri Thanedar grew up in poverty in India, before immigrating to the United States in 1979 and earning his doctorate. After running small businesses for the majority of his adult life, Thanedar explained his decision to seek public office for the first time.
Some new statewide polling data is out and the surprise winner is “undecided” in the race for governor.
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Gretchen Whitmer, Shri Thanedar, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and Bill Cobbs have all blasted the move.
Democrat Shri Thanedar said Tuesday he will spend $1 million to air 10 new TV ads in the governor’s race over the next two months, with an emphasis on giving positions on issues such as roads, education and the economy.
The bank was selling the business Shri Thanedar had built from the ground up, forcing him to give up his leased cars and preparing to foreclose on the Missouri mansion he’d helped design when he and his wife packed a rental truck in late 2010 and started out for a new life in Michigan.
With about 50 percent of voters still undecided, a new poll by Marketing Resource Group (MRG) for the first time shows Thanedar leading Democrat Gretchen Whitmer by three percentage points (21% to 18%) in the 2018 race for governor.
Thanedar is the Indian-born chemist and entrepreneur hoping to reprise Snyder’s self-funded path to Michigan’s most powerful elected office.
Shri Thanedar, a scientist, entrepreneur and one of the four Democratic candidates for governor, told attendees at a town hall in Ann Arbor this month that he would ban charter schools managed by for-profit companies if elected.
A fundraising letter signed by top executives from Blue Cross Blue Shield is just another example of Gretchen Whitmer continuing to line her campaign coffers with contributions from corporate special interests and the wealthy and well-connected.
Shri Thanedar today said he would look to release non-violent marijuana offenders convicted of marijuana-based crimes currently sitting in prisons and jails soon after taking office.
After nearly eight years as Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder still touts his accounting experience as the solution to our state’s problems. When you govern with spreadsheets and bottom lines, you end up with disasters like what happened in Flint.
An event to get to know democratic gubernatorial candidate of Michigan Shri Thanedar was hosted by MSU College Democrats on Jan. 29. It concluded with a Q&A session, during which members of the public asked Thanedar about his plans for the state if he would be elected.