Primary Election Roundup

Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer will face off in November after they won their party primaries by wide margins.
Schuette, the state attorney general, got 51-percent of the vote to defeat Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who got 25 percent.
Patrick Colbeck got 13-percent.
Dr. Jim Hines got 11-percent.

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, a former state senator and county prosecutor, defeated Abdul El-Sayad 51 to 30-percent.
Shri Thanedar got 17-percent.

Schuette will be in Grand Rapids for a GOP unity get together today. Vice President pence will attend.

Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib got a victory over Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones to replace former U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
Tlaib wins by about 4 percent over Jones.

Tlaib be the first Muslim woman in U.S. Congress history. She would also be the first Palestinian-American U.S. congresswoman.

Coleman Young II was in fourth place with 11.9 percent, followed by Ian Conyers with 6.2 percent and Shanelle Jackson with 5.3 percent.
It was really two races: One for the nomination for the next two-year term in Congress beginning in January and another for the party’s nomination to serve the remainder of Conyers’ unexpired term, with the election for both set for Nov. 6.

In the Democratic race for the unexpired term, Tlaib and Jones were almost even.

Two women in their first campaigns — will square off for an open seat in the 11th district Congressional race.
Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein and former Obama administration official Haley Stevens were winners in that primary.

Republican businessman John James won the Republican nomination over Sandy Pensler and will take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall.

Most local millage and bond issues passed in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. A Clinton Twp. road tax failed.
The SMART bus millage renewal won by 23 votes in Macomb County. It was approved by wide margins in Oakland and Wayne.

In the race for Macomb County clerk, Democrat Fred Miller defeats Steve Beida.
Lisa Sinclair won the GOP primary. The Democrat will be the favorite in this race in November.

 

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