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Politics & Government

Lisa Posthumus Lyons to be on November ballot as Schuette’s Lieutenant Governor

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Cheyna Roth
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Michigan Public Radio

Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor – he won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary.

If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.

Schuette is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump – and spent part of the primary accusing fellow candidates of not supporting the president enough.

But Lyons pulled her support of the president during the 20-16 election saying Trump had not earned her respect or her vote. Now, Lyons says she supports Trump and his policies and his accomplishments.

“These are accomplishments that I support, and they’re accomplishments that America will support,” Lyons said.

Lyons is a current Kent County Clerk and former state Representative.

“Lisa Posthumus Lyons, is – she’s smart, she’s articulate, experienced, has a great record on education and knows how to get things done in the Legislature,” Schuette said.

Schuette had hinted that his running mate would be a woman. The top of the Democratic ticket will likely be almost entirely female – with women expected to be chosen as the party’s Attorney General and Secretary of State picks at a convention next week.

Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has yet to announce her running mate.

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