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Across the Detroit Metro, the voters showed their vote.
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Joey Delgado, Special for Free Press
] US Sender Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Watered for a fourth six-year period at the office Tuesday night and beat Republican Newcomer John James and held the seat in the hands of Democrats.
AP called the race at 11:45 p.m. with 59 percent of the vote speaking and Stabenow holds a 52 percent lead to 46 percent over James.
Michigan has not had a Republican US Senator since 2001, when Stabenow, a former state legislature and congress host, then replaced the United States. Late. Spencer Abraham. Taking part in Tuesday’s election was handicapped haus on her reel, even though James had a positive buzz in recent weeks.
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The FiveThirtyEight.com site, which analyzes polls and other political data, gave Stabenow a 98 percent chance of winning even though a handful of opinion polls had shown Stabenow’s reduction in the past few weeks.
A free press poll made by EPIC-MRA in Lansing from 18 to 23 October showed Stabenow’s leadership over James, who had been in double digits, to 7 percentage points, 49-42. The survey of 600 likely voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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Although she beat the opponents in 2006 and 2012 with great margins, Stabenow has long been against republicans as vulnerable, no more than after the 2016 election, when Donald Trump became the first Republican president’s nominee to win Michigan since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
James, 37, Farmington Hills, had always seen himself as a long shot, despite receiving Trumps approval and winning the Republican primary over businessman Sandy Brushes easy in August. A businessman, the West Point graduate and the former American Army Helicopter Pilot, James was the first African American state designated a big party in Michigan for three decades, but he was also largely unknown to the competition.
And while James had a clear fund-raising advantage over recent months – expanding Stabenow $ 5.6 million to about $ 2.1 million since early July – Stabenow started with a much larger war chest and by mid-October had about 3 million dollar in the bank to james $ 2 million.
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Throughout the campaign, Stabenow emphasized her experiences and achievements – including participating in the attempt to get permission for a new Navigation Lock in Northern Michigan, an infrastructure project that can create thousands of new jobs – and her role as a ranking democrat at the Senate Agricultural Committee.
James continued the assault and accused 68-year-old Stabenow of being uncomfortable and ineffective, and repeatedly arguing that she had not followed promises to reform immigration or improve schools while shaking over the fact that Republicans are in majority in both chambers of Congress.
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