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Debbie Dingell was re-elected as the U.S. representative for Michigan’s 12th District after running against Republican Jeff Jones. This will be Dingell’s second term, succeeding her husband John Dingell, the longest-serving U.S. representative in history.
With 63 percent of precincts reporting, Dingell beat the businessman and minister 71.3 percent to 25.7 percent according to A.P.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., was re-elected to the U.S. Senate, defeating Trump-backed Republican John James. Stabenow was originally elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 as Michigan’s first female senator after serving two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. This will be her fourth term in the Senate.
Democrat Dana Nessel was elected attorney general of Michigan, succeeding Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette. Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Tom Leonard, R-Dewitt conceded to Nessel with 97 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday morning.
CNN and The New York Times are calling Democrat Gretchen Whitmer as governor of Michigan, succeeding term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder. Originally from Lansing, Whitmer was previously a member of both the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate, serving as the Senate minority leader until 2014.
Whitmer is leading Republican candidate Bill Schuette 56.4 percent to 40.8 percent with 27 percent of the vote counted according to CNN.
With 13 days until the general election, tensions were high as Michigan’s gubernatorial hopefuls convened for their final debate Wednesday night. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, former state Senate minority leader, and Republican Bill Schuette, state attorney general, exchanged blows over immigration, higher education, environmental issues and infrastructure.
The Vietnamese Student Association painted the Rock — a University of Michigan tradition — with their names and the name of their organization on Thursday night . On Friday, VSA students found their organization’s name on the Rock defaced with lewd graffiti and expletives directed toward the police.
The Michigan legislature voted today to adopt a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour, eliminate the tipped minimum wage and allow workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.