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Michigan’s new governor tours North American International Auto Show like kid in candy store

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 18:07:35-05

COBO CENTER (WXYZ) — Gretchen Whitmer has been Governor only 15 days and she walked about the Detroit Auto Show like we all do, a kid in a candy store.

With a unique perspective. Governor Whitmer said, “I haven’t driven since the election. I love to drive.”

She spent almost two hours going through every display, every company - domestic and foreign.

She’s also had some meetings behind the scenes with auto executives. What do they want from her?

“They just want to know that Michigan’s open for business that we’re going to lead in the mobility space,” the governor said.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was also back on the show floor and got into the souped-up Shelby GT. We asked if he’s a buyer or a looker.

“When I saw the new Ford Explorer makes me want to buy,” the mayor said.