The Races, The Candidates
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Candidates are invited to answer questions related to local political races. Readers can compare answers between candidates, discuss with other readers and submit their own questions for local political races.
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Latest Local Election News
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POLL: Peters leads Senate race, Land closing gap
August 28, 2014 9:59 pm
The race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Carl Levin remains close with Congressman Gary Peters holding onto his lead over former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.
POLL: Schauer takes lead in race for MI governor
August 27, 2014 9:39 pm
If the election for Michigan governor were held today, the race would be too close to call.
Why 2014 is not the year of the woman
August 21, 2014 5:05 pm
Don't expect to see an overwhelming influx of female faces following the midterm elections this year. In fact the way the primaries are going, don't put your money on seeing more than just a few.
Democrats hold unity breakfast
August 6, 2014 2:40 pm
An annual tradition was held yet again today as Democrats from across metropolitan Detroit descended upon the Wayne State University campus.
Voters renew Detroit Public Library millage
August 5, 2014 11:14 pm
In Detroit, voters chose to renew a 10-year Public Library millage.
Michigan voters approve Prop 1
August 6, 2014 12:11 am
Michigan voters have approved a ballot measure to end a state tax on manufacturing and small business equipment.
Debbie Dingell wins Democratic primary race
August 5, 2014 10:08 pm
The wife of longtime U.S. Rep. John Dingell has won the Democratic primary for the 12th Congressional District.
Hazel Park, Oak Park decriminalize marijuana
August 5, 2014 9:56 pm
Two more communities in our area have voted to decriminalize marijuana.
VIDEO: Mark Schauer on primary election
August 5, 2014 9:21 pm
Democratic candidate for Governor Mark Schauer has been hammering Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during the primary season.
David Trott defeats Rep. Bentivolio in primary
August 6, 2014 12:12 am
Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio was defeated Tuesday by lawyer and businessman David Trott in suburban Detroit's 11th Congressional District primary.
VIDEO: Patterson on primary elections
August 5, 2014 9:10 pm
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appeared on our election night webcast to talk about the primary election.
VIDEO: Congressman John Conyers on primary
August 5, 2014 8:57 pm
Congressman John Conyers had to battle just to get on the primary election ballot, but on primary night he was upbeat about his chances to head into the general election has his party's candidate in the 13th Congressional District.
VIDEO: Debbie Dingell on primary race
August 5, 2014 8:37 pm
With the retirement of John Dingell, the race to replace him as the Congressman from Michigan's 12th District is wide open.
VIDEO: Mark Hackel on primary election races
August 5, 2014 8:28 pm
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says he will work with whoever is elected Wayne County Executive.
VIDEO: State part chairman on primary election
August 5, 2014 8:22 pm
The Chairman of the Michigan Republican and Democratic Parties stopped by our election webcast to discuss the primary election.
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