Michigan voters will choose a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and could change history by dropping one or both of the state’s two black congressmen in Tuesday’s primary election.
Voters in Michigan will head to the ballot booth Tuesday to decide some races and millage proposals while paring down candidates in other political races.
The Republican-led Michigan House passed several measures Tuesday aimed at tightening state election laws that backers say would protect against voter fraud and critics counter would create obstacles to voting.
While voters in most of the state are focused on Michigan’s upcoming presidential primary, pockets of Genesee and Oakland counties are getting state House races off to an early start in 2012.
“This is clearly partisan mischief,” said Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer.
(WWJ Photo/Jeff Gilbert) When the primary election results came in, current Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm said she believes both Democratic candidate Virg Bernero and Republican Rick Snyder are interested in Michigan’s progress.
[photogallerylink id=17365 align=left] Democrat Virg Bernero will face Republican Rick Snyder in the race for Governor of Michigan in November.
Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder spoke to a cheering crowd of supporters after taking the GOP nomination in the Michigan governor’s race.
The candidates for governor are stepping up their campaigning with the primary election Tuesday, but many voters say they’re turned off by the negative campaign ads they’ve been seeing or hearing.
Seven candidates seeking to become Michigan’s next governor are crisscrossing the state in hopes of gaining the support of undecided voters in Tuesday’s primary election.