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Gov. Rick Snyder is holding firm to his vow to stay in office amid growing calls for his resignation.

Both Democratic presidential candidates called for Snyder to resign during their debate in Flint. It was the first time former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said he should step down over Flint’s water crisis.

  

The governor says that’s not going to happen.

“I’m not resigning, I’m going to solve this problem,” Snyder told reporters after an appearance in Detroit on Monday.

“I said I was sorry and I’m going to fix it.”

The Michigan Primary is tomorrow and we’ve connected with Republicans and Democrats. This past week, The Michigan Political Leadership program featured Jim Messina, CPAC Co chair for Hillary Clinton, and Karl Rove, Republic Political Strategist. The Roving Microphone caught up with both of them.

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Karl Rove was the mastermind behind President George W. Bush’s 200 and 2004 campaigns. Recently, Rove was in Grand Rapids for the Michigan Political Leadership Program. What does he make of the field of candidates and their chances in Tuesday’s Michigan Primary? Rove talks about that and the number of delegates needed to win the GOP nomination.

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Less than 24-hours after Republican presidential candidates verbally spared during a Thursday night debate in Detroit, two presidential political strategists, Karl Rove and Jim Messina, were in Grand Rapids for the Michigan Political Leadership Program. What do they make of the field of candidates and their chances in Tuesday’s Michigan Primary?

You may have heard by now this is Super Tuesday when voters in 13 states take part in primaries and caucuses. Michigan voters will need to wait a week until March 8th. How’s the Republican race shaping up here?

WGVU breaks down polling data from Lansing-based Target-Insight that shows Donald Trump with a commanding lead.

Michigan Republicans will vote in large numbers March 8th. Of the 400 registered Republicans surveyed by Target-Insyght, 90% said they are almost certain to cast a primary vote.

A former state lawmaker forced out of office in a sex scandal says criminal charges against him are "nonsensical" and "political."

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The Presidential primaries continue tomorrow, again in South Carolina and Nevada. For Republican candidates, and voters, it’s often asked who best exemplifies the leadership quality of Ronald Reagan? Reagan biographer, H. W. Brands recently visited Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. WGVU’s asks Brands how Reagan would fare in this year’s Presidential primary season?

“Could Reagan win the Republican nomination today? Could Reagan win election today?”

    

After his Allendale campaign stop, Kasich headed to East Lansing talking with Michigan State University students there.

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich explains young voters should be discriminating when it comes to evaluating candidates in the presidential race, in particular democratic candidates. Kasich said that’s because the U.S. is "not a socialist country."

It was an apparent shot from the Ohio governor at Democratic contender Bernie Sanders, who also campaigned in Michigan Monday.

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Thursday night from Milwaukee the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate will be aired live beginning at 9:00 on WGVU-HD and WGVU-FM. With two contests in the books, what should voters be listening for from candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? WGVU spoke with two local political scientists to find out.

The Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire primary are in the books. What does it mean heading into tonight’s debate?

“So I think the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire have clarified the Democratic field and Bernie Sanders is a legitimate contender.”

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