Aug 10, 2014
What Michigan learned from the primary elections
The 2014 primary elections are now in the rear view mirror. Before moving on to November's battles though, it's worth taking a moment to look back at what happened on Tuesday.
Grosse Pointe News Online
In Grosse Pointe Woods, voter turnout was 34 percent. In contested races, Hansen Clarke took 891 votes with Rudy Hobbs finishing second for Democrats with 801.
Candidates might dispute notion that it helps to be female
There's no official war on women, just a continuing snark campaign that's apparent even when women candidates run - and win.
Lawrence declares victory over Hobbs despite confusion over vote totals
Brenda Lawrence candidate in the Michigan 14th Congressional race gave her acceptance speech at the Hilton in Southfield Michigan on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 / Kirthmon F. Dozier/Gannett Michigan Shortly before 1 a.m., Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence gave a passionate victory speech in her second try for the 14th Congressional District seat.
Lawmaker survives challenge by just six votes in one of many close Metro Detroit primaries
Tuesday's primary elections included a number of very close races, including one in which a lawmaker edged out a challenger by just six votes, according to results gathered by the Associated Press.