Evans Claims Victory Over Ficano, Wild For Wayne Co. Executive; Lawrence Takes Tight 14th District Race
The Democratic primary to replace U.S. Rep. Gary Peters in the 14th Congressional District was a nail biter, but Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence eked out a win.
It is the most open seats since 1992 — when redistricting, retirements and a primary upset ushered out seven of 18 House members.
Big business has spent nearly $7 million promoting Proposal 1 in the last few weeks, even though there’s no organized opposition.
Michigan primary voters will begin determining what could be one of the bigger shake-ups in the state’s congressional delegation in years.
Evans and Cavanagh are two of several candidates who want to replace current County Executive Bob Ficano.
Of the several candidates for the job, Warren Evans, who is the current front-runner in the race, did not participate in the debate.
Proposal 1, the only statewide question on the Aug. 5 ballot, would end a tax on manufacturing and small business equipment.
Four Michigan representatives will exit the U.S. House in January, leaving their congressional seats with wide open races after years of stability.
A new winner has been declared in the primary election for mayor of Detroit.
Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan picked up more votes as canvassers went through a long list of write-in names.