A lot at stake for Michigan voters today besides presidential race

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — The race for president, 14 U.S. House seats, two Michigan Supreme Court justice posts and control of the 110-member Michigan House are at stake in the election.

The spotlight Tuesday is on the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Both candidates and their surrogates have campaigned for the state’s 16 electoral votes.

Among the most competitive U.S. House contests is the 1st Congressional District in northern Michigan, where Democrats think they can take back the seat that is open due to Rep. Dan Benishek’s retirement. Former Michigan Democratic Party chairman Lon Johnson faces Republican Jack Bergman, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general and airline pilot.

Democrats hope to cut into the Republicans’ 62-45 edge in the statehouse, where there are also three vacancies.

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