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GOP Sweep Michigan's Executive and Judicial Offices; U.S. House Democrats Dingell, Peters Hold Leads

Vote 12345                              Image via WikipediaIn the Michigan's Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State offices, Republicans have gained control of all three offices. The states' next Governor will be former Gateway C.E.O. and Venture Capitalist Rick Snyder (R) has defeated Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero (R) with the projected results of 59 percent to 37 percent. 

Bernero conceded the race at 10:00 pm and Snyder held a victory speech with his supporters broadcast on the Metro Detroit area new station at 11:15 PM.

Detroit WXYZ Channel 7 has projected that former Michigan's 4th District Court of Appeals Bill Schuette (R) has won the Michigan Attorney General’s race, defeating Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton by a vote total of 53 percent to 43 percent.

In the race for Secretary of State WXYZ is projecting that Oakland County Clerk and Tea Party Candidate Ruth Johnson (R) will defeat Wayne State University Professor Jocelyn Benson by a 52 percent to 44 percent margin.

News is not any better for Michigan’s Democrats for the Judicial Branch within the state. Republican will have a 4 to 3 majority on Michigan’s highest court as Wayne County Judge Mary Beth Kelly and current Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bob Young, defeated Justice Alton Davis and Oakland County Judge Denise Langford Morris.

The only positive news for the night for Democrats, based on WXYZ projections, in the U.S. House races as Congressman Gary Peters (D) holds a 50 percent to 46 percent lead over Rocky Raczkowski (R) for Michigan 9th District. 

Congressman John Dingell (D) for Michigan’s 15th District, who has served in the as a U.S. Representative since 1955, leads in his race over Dr. Rob Steele (R) by a similar 50 to 46 percent margin.
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