Michigan Resources

Population: 9,922,576 (2015)

Filing deadline: April 24, 2018.

Primary: Aug. 7, 2018.

Michigan (D+4) is a swing state that went left in Presidential elections until the last cycle. The GOP has proven more competitive on the local level. Michigan is still hurting from the loss of many traditional industrial jobs and was the only state to lose population from 2000 till 2010. It is 79% White and 13% Black.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 16. Michigan is usually regarded as a moderately Democratic state in Presidential elections, but Trump took a razor thin victory here.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Debbie Stabenow

Senator class 1: Debbie Sta­benow (D)
Committees: Agriculture (Ranking), Budget, Energy, Finance.

Democratic nominee: Debbie Sta­benow
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, May 20, 2016:
County Commissioner and State Senator Debbie Sta­benow (b.1950) served two terms in the House before defeating an incumbent Republican in 2000. She was re-elected in 2012 with 59%.

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Gary Peters

Senator class 2: Gary Peters (D)
Committees: Commerce, Homeland Security, Armed Service.

Democratic nominee: Gary Peters
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
State Senator and lawyer Gary Peters (b.1958) served 3 terms in the House before taking this open seat with 55%.

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Representatives: 14 Representatives; 5 Democrats and 9 Republicans.

Jack Bergman

District 1
Representative: Jack Bergman (R)
Committees: Budget, Natural Resources, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jack Bergman

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+5) covers all of the Upper Peninsula and the northern parts of the Lower Peninsula. It is 93% White. The GOP held this seat with retired Marine Lieutenant General Jack Bergman (b.1947), who won 55% in 2016.

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Bill Huizenga

District 2
Representative: Bill Huizenga (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Bill Huizenga

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+7) covers central, western parts along Lake Michigan, and has the highest concentration of Dutch-Americans in the USA. It is 84% White. Lawyer Bill Huizenga (b.1969) was first elected in 2010 and won 63% in 2016.

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Justin Amash

District 3
Representative: Justin Amash (R)
Committees: Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Justin Amash

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+4) covers central, western parts inland, including Grand Rapids. It is 84% White. Lawyer and State Representative Justin Amash (b.1980) first won it in 2010 and took 58% in 2014. The Dems are running sheet metal worker Douglas Smith.

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John Moolenaar

District 4
Representative: John Moolenaar (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Moolenaar

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+5) covers central Michigan, and is 94% White. Chemist and State Senator John Moolenaar (b.1961) was first elected in 2014 and was unopposed in 2016.

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Dan Kildee

District 5
Representative: Dan Kildee (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Dan Kildee
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+10) covers central, eastern areas, parts of the Lake Huron shoreline and all of Flint. It is 78% White and 16% Black. Lawyer Dan Kildee (b.1958) was first elected in this seat in 2012 after his uncle and won 61% in 2016.

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Fred Upton

District 6
Representative: Fred Upton (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce (Chair).

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Fred Upton

Rating, September 3, 2016:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+1) covers the southwestern corner of the State, including Kalamazoo. It is 85% White. Fred Upton (b.1953) was a journalist until he started to work on the staff of several Republican politicians. He was first elected in 1986 and won 59% in 2016.

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Tim Walberg

District 7
Representative: Tim Walberg (R)
Committees: Education, Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tim Wal­berg

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+3) covers the southeastern and south central areas of the state, including suburbs of Ann Arbor and Lansing. It is 91% White. Pastor and State Representative Tim Walberg (b.1951) was first elected in 2006, but lost in 2008. He got the seat back in 2010 and won 55% in 2016.

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Mike Bishop

District 8
Representative: Mike Bishop (R)
Committees: Education, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Bishop

Rating, September 3, 2016:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+2) lies in southern and southwestern Michigan and contains Lansing with eastern suburbs. It is 86% White. Lawyer and State Senator Mike Bishop (b.1967) was first elected in 2014 and won 56% in 2016.

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Sander Levin

District 9
Representative: Sander Levin (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Sander Levin
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+6) contains northern suburbs of Detroit and is 84% White and 10% Black. Lawyer Sander Levin (b.1931) was first elected in 1982 and won 58% in 2016.

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Paul Mitchell

District 10
Representative: Paul Mitchell (R)
Committees: Education, Oversight, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Paul Mitchell

Rating, September 3, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+6) covers the area of central, eastern Michigan known as ‘The Thumb’. It is 93% White. The GOP held the seat with businessman and former State Party Finance Chair Paul Mitchell (b.1956), who won 63% in 2016.

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Dave Trott. (Pic: Congress)

Dave Trott. (Pic: Congress)

District 11
Representative: Dave Trott (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (R+4) covers western and northwestern suburbs of Detroit and is 84% White. Lawyer Dave Trott (b.1960) defeated an incumbent GOP Congressman in the 2014 primary and won 53% in 2016. He is not running for reelection.

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Debbie Dingell

District 12
Representative: Debbie Dingell (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Debbie Dingell
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+15) covers Ann Arbor and suburbs southwest of Detroit. It is 79% White and 10% Black. Businesswoman and activist Debbie Dingell (b.1953) is the wife of former Congressman John Dingell, the longest serving member of the House ever. She was first elected in 2014 and won 64% in 2016.

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John Conyers

District 13
Representative: John Conyers (D)
Committees: Judiciary (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: John Conyers
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, August 3, 2016:
The district (D+33) covers central and western parts of Detroit, with suburbs. It is 37% White and 54% Black. Lawyer and veteran John Conyers (b.1929) was first elected all the way back in 1964 and is currently the longest serving member of the House. He won 77% in 2016.

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Brenda Lawrence

District 14
Representative: Brenda Lawrence (D)
Committees: Oversight, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Brenda Lawrence
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 19, 2017:
The district (D+29) covers central and northwestern parts of Detroit with suburbs. It is 34% White and 57% Black. Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence (b.1954) was first elected in 2014 and won 79% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: January 1.

All State Offices in Michigan have a term limit of 2 x 4 years in a lifetime.

Rick Snyder

Governor: Rick Snyder (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer and businessman Rick Snyder (b.1958) was first elected in 2010 and won 51% in 2014. He is term limited.

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Brian Calley

Lieutenant Governor: Brian Calley (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 20, 2016:
The LG is chosen by the gubernatorial nominee, but must be approved formally approved by the State Convention. Lawyer and State Representative Brian Calley (b.1977) has been the LG since 2011 and is term limited.

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Ruth Johnson

Secretary of State: Ruth Johnson (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Businesswoman and State Representative Ruth Johnson (b.1955) was first elected in 2010 and won 54% in 2014. She is term limited.

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Bill Schuette

Attorney General­: Bill Schu­ette (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 27, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer Bill Schu­ette (b.1953) was first elected in 2010 and won 52% in 2014. He is term limited.

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State Senate: 38 (11D / 27R). Term: 4 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 110 (47D / 63R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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