Following the Nov-6 midterm elections, legislative bodies across the country are in a lame-duck session: the three-month period after many incumbents are voted out of office, but before the newly elected officials assume their positions next year.
With term limits keeping Gov. Rick Snyder from running for a third term, the people of Michigan have a chance to choose a new direction for the state’s top office. Candidates Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette provide starkly different visions for the future of the state.
Look at a map of the political districts in Michigan and you’ll find some irregular shapes, such as the skinny, corkscrew-shaped Fourth state Senate District or the 76th state House District, which wraps around Grand Rapids.
In the upcoming midterm elections, The Michigan Daily is endorsing Debbie Stabenow for U.S. Senate and Debbie Dingell for U.S. House of Representatives. The Debbie duo has been working tirelessly to take care of all their citizens, from families, to students, to immigrants, to workers.