Michigan Primary Election Results

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"Vote!" by H. Michael Karshls, some rights reserved

10:10 p. m.

Detroit-area businessman and Iraq War veteran John James has won the Republican nomination to run against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall.

James, a political newcomer endorsed by President Donald Trump, defeated Sandy Pensler in Tuesday’s primary.

Stabenow is seeking a fourth Senate term and has easily fended off past challengers, but Trump’s narrow 2016 victory in Michigan has the GOP hopeful it can flip the seat.

The 37-year-old James is an executive at his family’s automotive logistics companies and a West Point graduate who flew helicopters during the Iraq War.

He is Michigan’s first black Republican nominee for a major statewide office in more than three decades, but he has said he only wants to be assessed on his character.

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9:55 p.m.

Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri ThanedarĀ  and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday’s primary. She will face Attorney General Bill Schuette, who defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines in the GOP primary.

Whitmer was considered the favorite due to her political experience and broad support from organized labor and other key groups. El-Sayed especially courted the party’s more liberal, pro-Bernie Sanders wing, as did Thanedar, who spent millions of dollars of his own money on his campaign.

The Michigan governorship is a top target for the Democratic Party, which is eager to make gains in the Midwest, where Republicans have dominated state governments and which helped President Donald Trump take the White House in 2016.

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9:25 p.m.

State Attorney General Bill Schuette has won the Republican nomination for Michigan governor, defeating three other candidates vying to succeed term-limited GOP Gov. Rick Snyder.

Schuette beat Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines. Democrats running were former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer, ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed and entrepreneur Shri Thanedar.

Schuette, a former congressman, state lawmaker and appellate judge, was endorsed by President Donald Trump. He says he would cut the state income tax, like Trump reduced federal taxes.

The Michigan governorship is a top target for the Democratic Party, which is eager to make gains in the Midwest, where Republicans have dominated state governments and which helped President Donald Trump take the White House in 2016.

Michigan Governor – GOP
88% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Bill Schuette (R)450,91051%
Brian Calley (R)220,82825%
Patrick Colbeck (R)116,55813%
Jim Hines (R)97,77011%
Michigan Governor – DEM
88% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Gretchen Whitmer (D)512,58152%
Abdul El-Sayed (D)313,38532%
Shri Thanedar (D)167,73917%
Michigan Governor – LIB
84% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Bill Gelineau (L)3,76758%
John J Tatar (L)2,70042%
U.S. Senate – GOP
87% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>John James (R)466,16255%
Sandy Pensler (R)378,85145%
U.S. Congress 6th District
98% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Matt Longjohn (D)20,84937%
George Franklin (D)15,60428%
David Benac (D)12,11622%
Rich Eichholz (D)7,18213%
Michigan State Senate – District 21
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Kim LaSata (R)14,51455%
Dave Pagel (R)12,06245%
Michigan State Rep. – District 78
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Brad Paquette (R)4,08149%
David Mann (R)1,58219%
Kelly Priede (R)1,25115%
Daniel Hinkle (R)7139%
Dana Daniels (R)4796%
Steve Bury (R)1642%
Michigan State Rep. – District 79 – GOP
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Pauline Wendzel (R)4,63347%
Maria Moen (R)2,13122%
Troy Rolling (R)1,60916%
Bruce Gorenflo (R)1,09511%
JoAnn DeMeulenaere (R)3754%
Michigan State Rep. – District 79 – DEM
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Joey Andrews (D)3,26257%
Marletta Seats (D)2,47843%
Berrien Co. Commissioner – District 2
83% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Jon Hinkelman (R)1,02972%
William Hodge (R)39128%
Berrien Co. Commissioner – District 6
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Chris Huegel (R)1,79084%
Anthony Benhart (R)33916%
Berrien Co. Commissioner – District 7
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Robert Harrison (R)73452%
Harry Burritt (R)34525%
John Blahnik (R)32423%
Niles Dial-A-Ride Tax Renewal
25% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes21561%
No14039%
North Berrien Historical Society Tax
83% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes1,92267%
No95533%
Watervliet Police Proposal Renewal
0% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes%
No%
Watervliet Fire Proposal Renewal
0% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes%
No%
Baroda Twp. Fire Equipment Fund Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes40164%
No23036%
Baroda Twp. Fire Station Bond Proposal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>No32451%
Yes30849%
Baroda Twp. Police Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes35359%
No24341%
Buchanan Twp. Fire Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes36967%
No17833%
Berrien Springs/Oronoko Twp. Police Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes72165%
No39635%
Galien Twp. Fire Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes17784%
No3316%
Royalton Twp. Road Maintenance, Repair Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes81175%
No27725%
St. Joseph Charter Twp. Parks & Trails Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes1,44257%
No1,09243%
Weesaw Twp. Road Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes26264%
No14836%
Brandywine Community Schools Operating Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes53970%
No22930%
River Valley Schools Operating Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes1,22975%
No41425%
Niles District Library Tax
66% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes86165%
No47235%
Cass Co. Commissioner – District 2
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Dixie Ann File (R)39451%
Louis Csokasy (R)38149%
Cass Co. Commissioner – District 3
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Dwight W. Dyes (R)42457%
Roxana Hall (R)32143%
Cass Co. Commissioner – District 5
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Robert W. Benjamin (R)32250%
Robert L. Ziliak (R)32150%
Cass Co. Commissioner – District 6
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Michael Grice (R)40367%
Bernie Williamson (R)19633%
Cass Co. Commissioner – District 7
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>E. Clark Cobb (D)23152%
Minnie Macon Warren (D)21048%
Cass Co. E-911 Central Dispatch Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes4,72875%
No1,55425%
Coloma Twp. Police and Fire Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes56161%
No35439%
Decatur Public Schools Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes5151%
No4949%
Dowagiac District Library Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes73652%
No69148%
Ontwa Twp. Ambulance Service 2-Year Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes63983%
No13217%
Ontwa Twp. Ambulance Service 4-Year Tax Renewal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes57577%
No17023%
Lincoln Charter Twp. Library Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes1,58466%
No82434%
St. Joseph Charter Twp. Fire Dept. Improvement Tax
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes1,82872%
No71528%
Volinia Twp. Tax Increase Proposal
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes16070%
No69

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