The major party candidates running for governor of Michigan are offering voters a diverse mix of choices.
Republican nominee Bill Schuette has former state lawmaker Lisa Lyons as his running mate.
Democratic nominee Gretchen Whitmer’s choice is political activist Garlin Gilchrist, the only African American in the group.
But the nominees themselves are established politicians.
And some political observers say that’s a uniquely-Midwestern trend in this election cycle.
A national political correspondent for the news outlet “Politico,” David Siders, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter voters in states like Michigan are leaning towards so-called “safe” candidates.