Whitmer kicks off "Fix The Damn Roads" tour in Lansing

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - With one week to go before the General Election, the candidates are hitting the streets and holding rallies to encourage people to get out and vote.

On Tuesday morning, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer was in Lansing for her, "Fix The Damn Roads" bus tour.

News 10 caught up with Whitmer and asked her about a recent poll that has her leading over her opponent, Bill Schuette.

It showed nearly 50% of voters would vote for her compared to 37% for him.

Whitmer said despite having the double-digit lead, it doesn't change anything going forward.

"Every morning i wake up and drink two cups of coffee and I get rolling, and I go until 10 or 11 that night, and I'll do it again tomorrow," she said. "We don't change anything based on what is or isn't in the newspaper, we just keep doing the work."

Whitmer also gave specifics about her plan to rebuild the roads in Michigan.

"This is an important election," she added. "And if you want clean drinking water, wanna take our schools from bottom ten to top ten, and fix the damn roads, then I'm your candidate."