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2010 Michigan Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 5/11/10, Independent / Alternative Party Filing Deadline: 7/15/10, Primary Write-in Deadline: 7/23/10, Primary: 8/3/10, Alternative Party Convention Deadline: 8/3/10, Deadline to Name Running-Mate: 8/30/10, Major Party Convention Deadline: 9/3/10, Write-in Deadline: 10/22/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 27, 2010
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Governor, 56.4% in '06, Jennifer M. Granholm (D) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Governor to Switch Party, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Hotline's Competitive Governor Race, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
Mayor Virg Bernero (D) 39.9%, businessman Rick Snyder (R) 58.1%, '92, '94, '98, '02, '04, '06 & '08 congressional nominee / retired auto worker Kenneth L. "Ken" Proctor (L) 0.7%,
Stacey L. Mathia (T) 0.6%,
Harley G. Mikkelson (G) 0.6%,
Linda Blauwkamp (WI) 0.0%, Angelo Brown (WI) 0.0%, George DeLorean (WI) 0.0%, Larry Hutchinson, Jr. (WI) 0.0%, James Mote (WI) 0.0%, Thomas Neuenfeldt (WI) 0.0%, Mark Van Kleeck (WI) 0.0.%, Dovelyn Waynick (WI) 0.0%,
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., 56.4% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010, John Cherry (D) retiring,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence (D) 39.9%, St. Rep. Brian N. Calley (R) 58.1%, '08 congressional nominee Erwin J. Haas (L) 0.7%,
Chris Levels (T) 0.6%,
Lynn Meadows (G) 0.6%,
Attorney General, 53.8% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010, Mike Cox (R) ran for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
David Leyton (D) 43.5%, ex-U.S. Rep. Bill Schuette (R) 52.6%, '08 congressional nominee Daniel W. Grow (L) 2.0%,
Gerald Van Sickle (T) 1.9%,
Secretary of State, 56.2% in '06, Terri Lynn Land (R) Ran for Lt. Gov. after 2nd term, next election in 2010, , Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
prof. / attorney Jocelyn Benson (D) 45.2%, Ruth Johnson (R) 50.7%, '06 Lt. Gov. nominee / '08 Senate nominee Scotty Boman (L) 1.8%,
Robert Gale (T) 1.3%,
John Anthony La Pietra (G) 0.9%,
Senator, 56.9% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2012,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Debbie Stabenow (D), ex-Gov. John Engler (R)?,
Senator, 62.6% in '08, 6th term, next election in 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Carl Levin (D),
1st Congressional District, 65.0% in '08, Bart T. Stupak (D) retiring after 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
St. Rep. Gary McDowell (D) 40.9%, surgeon Dan Benishek (R) 51.9%, Glenn A. Wilson (I) 3.4%,
Patrick Lambert (T) 1.8%,
Keith Shelton (L) 1.1%,
Ellis Boal (G) 0.9%,
2nd Congressional District, 62.4% in '08, Peter Hoekstra (R) retiring after 9th term to run for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
'08 nominee / prof. / ret. Marine Corps Lieutenant Fred L. Johnson, III (D) 31.6%, ex-St. Rep. William P. "Bill" Huizenga (R) 65.3%, Joseph P. Gillotte (L) 1.2%,
Ronald Graeser (T) 1.0%,
Lloyd Clarke (G) 0.9%,
3rd Congressional District, 61.1% in '08, Vernon J. Ehlers (R) retiring after 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Republican,
attorney Patrick Miles, Jr. (D) 37.5%, St. Rep. Justin Amash (R) 59.7%, James Rogers (L) 1.2%,
Theodore Gerrard (T) 1.0%,
Charlie Shick (G) 0.7%,
4th Congressional District, 61.9% in '08, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Jerry M. Campbell (D) 30.5%, David "Dave" Lee Camp (R) 66.2%, John Emerick (T) 1.7%,
'00 & '02 & '04 nominee / disk jockey Clint Foster (L) 1.6%,
5th Congressional District, 70.4% in '08, 17th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Dale E. Kildee (D) 53.0%, John Kupiec (R) 44.3%, Michael Moon (L) 1.3%,
J. Matthew de Heus (G) 1.3%,
6th Congressional District, 58.9% in '08, 12th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
City Comm'r. Don Cooney (D) 33.6%, Stephen Frederick "Fred" Upton (R) 62.0%, Melvin D. Valkner (T) 1.8%,
Fred Strand (L) 1.7%,
Pat Foster (G) 0.9%,
7th Congressional District, 48.8% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
Mark Schauer (D) 45.4%, ex-U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R) 50.2%, Tea Party activist Scott Aughney (T) 1.6%,
Greg Merle (L) 1.4%,
Richard Wunsch (G) 1.4%,
ex-police officer / Tea Party nominee Danny Edward Davis (WI) 0.0%,
8th Congressional District, 56.4% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Lance Enderle (D) 34.3%, Michael "Mike" J. Rogers (R) 64.1%, Bhagwan "Bob" Dashairya (L) 1.6%,
Katherine Houston (WI) 0.0%, Eric Harvey (WI) 0.0%,
9th Congressional District, 52.1% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Democratic,
Gary C. Peters (D) 49.8%, '02 & '08 Senate nominee Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) 47.2%, Adam Goodman (L) 1.0%,
Douglas Campbell (G) 1.0%,
Bob Gray (I) 0.7%,
Matthew Kuofie (I) 0.3%,
10th Congressional District, 66.2% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Henry Yanez (D) 25.0%, Candice S. Miller (R) 72.0%, Claude Beavers (L) 1.6%,
Candace R. Caveny (G) 1.4%,
Kurt Hausuer (WI) 0.0%,
11th Congressional District, 51.4% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Republican,
ex-teacher Natalie Mosher (D) 38.5%, Thaddeus G. "Thad" McCotter (R) 59.2%, John J. Tatar (L) 2.2%,
12th Congressional District, 72.1% in '08, 14th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Sander M. "Sandy" Levin (D) 61.1%, insurance agency owner Don Volaric (R) 35.0%, Julia Williams (G) 1.5%,
Leonard Schwartz (L) 1.1%,
Lester "Les" Townsend (T) 1.1%,
Alan Jacquemotte (NL) 0.2%,
13th Congressional District, 74.1% in '08, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D) defeated in primary during 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
St. Sen. Hansen Clarke (D) 79.4%, John Hauler (R) 18.5%, George Corsetti (G) 0.8%,
Duane Montgomery (I) 0.7%,
Heidi Peterson (L) 0.6%,
James Casha (WI), Verl Pittman (WI),
14th Congressional District, 92.4% in '08, 23nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
John Conyers Jr. (D) 76.8%, Don Ukrainec (R) 19.9%, Marc J. Sosnowski (T) 2.1%,
Richard J. "Rick" Secula (L) 1.2%,
15th Congressional District, 70.7% in '08, 28th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
John D. Dingell (D) 56.8%, Dr. Rob Steele (R) 40.1%, Aimee Smith (G) 1.3%,
Kerry Lee Morgan (L) 0.9%,
Matthew Furman (T) 0.9%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Michigan Political Parties:
(Com) = Communist Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(Labor) = Labor Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(T) = U.S. Taxpayers Party
(WW) = Workers World Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Michigan Media Links:

Alpena News
Ann Arbor News
Battle Creek Enquirer
Bay City Times
Bay City Voice
Cassopolis Vigilant
Cheboygan Daily Tribune
Clinton County News
Coldwater Daily Reporter
Crawford County Avalanche
Detroit Free Press
Detroit News
Dundee Independent
Flint Journal
Gongwer News Service
Grand Ledge Independent
Grand Rapids Press
Huron Daily Tribune
Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Jackson Citizen Patriot
Kalamazoo Gazette
Lansing State Journal
Lenawee Daily Telegram
Livingston County Press
M Live
Macomb Daily
Madison County Journal
MichCourts.net
Michigan Liberal
Michigan Government Television
Michigan Press Association
Midland Daily News
Monroe Evening News
Muskegon Chronicle
Oakland Press
Observer & Eccentric
Portland Review & Observer
Saginaw News
Sault Ste. mare Evening News
Southgate News-Herald
St. Joseph Herald Palladium
Sturgis Journal
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