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Gretchen Whitmer talks slogan

Posted at 8:41 AM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 09:16:38-04

Politicians pay a lot of money for people to come up with slogans that voters will remember. We've heard from some of you who think Gretchen Whitmer went a little too far with "fix the damn roads". We asked her about it today as she started her final push in the democratic gubernatorial primary.She told us people have been chanting those words at campaign events.

"I understand that some people might not appreciate the word 'damn' but the fact of the matter is that's how people across our state feel about our roads and talk about our roads. It's frustrating when you spend hundreds of dollars to have the rim banged out or to replace your windshield and so it's the most obvious failure of state government that we all confront and we're all paying for. And that's why I talk about it the way I do. It is time to fix the damned roads.", she says.

Whitmer is running against Shri Thanedar and Abdul El-Sayed in the democratic primary. The winner will face either Bill Schuette, Brian Calley, Patrick Colbeck, or Jim Hines in the general election.