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Michigan's Gov. Whitmer: 'I am Not Running for President in 2024'

March 12, 2023, 7:25 PM by  Allan Lengel

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Gov. Whitmer (file photo)

Throwing cold water on rumors and speculation, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tells CNN's Chris Wallace that she has no interest in a 2024 presidential bid.

When asked by Wallace if she'd run if certain circumstances presented itself, Whitmer, 51, without hesitation said: "I am not running for president in 2024. I've made a commitment, I have signed up for a second term as governor and I'm going to work every single day to be the best governor I can and put this state in the best position it can be."

Her comments came in a Sunday night broadcast of CNN's "Who's Talking to Chris Wallace."

Whitmer was elected to a second term last year, defeating Republican Tudor Dixon 54.5 percent to 43.9 percent. She was part of a Blue wave in Michigan. 

The interview included the topics of the plot to kill her and Covid. When pressed by Wallace on what she might have done differently during the pandemic, she conceded that she might have gone a little too with some policies. 

Specifically, she mentioned banning people from buying seeds at the hardware story in the winter.

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