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Susan J. Demas: What does the future hold for Gretchen Whitmer?

Gretchen Whitmer’s interest in temporarily taking over the Ingham County prosecutor post has been met with a near-universal sigh of relief.

The Democratic former state Senate minority leader is seen as a healing figure who can restore honor and order to the office tarnished by current Democratic Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III. He’s on medical leave until he resigns on July 2, as he’s facing 15 prostitution-related criminal charges.