Election 2014

Campaign Finance
8:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

WSW: "Dark" Money Dominates 2014 Campaign

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Rich Robinson says independent groups dominated the spending in statewide campaigns this year. 

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SW Michigan
4:55 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Recount Certifies O'Brien Senate Win

Candidates for the 20th State Senate District at a pre-election forum
Credit WMUK

Portage Republican Margaret O’Brien will represent Kalamazoo County in the state Senate. That’s the result of a three-day hand recount of votes in the 20th District that ended Wednesday. It found that O’Brien defeated Kalamazoo Democrat Sean McCann by 61 votes. That’s two more votes for O’Brien than in the official results certified by state and local officials after the election in November. The recount found 36,645 votes for O'Brien; 36,584 for McCann; and 7,171 for Libertarian Lorence Wenke.

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6:07 am
Wed December 10, 2014

O'Brien Maintains Lead Over McCann in State Senate Recount

Both candidates have gained 11 votes in hand count of ballots from last month's election
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than a month after the conclusion of the Nov. 4 election, Kalamazoo County residents are expected to learn the result of a recount from the state Senate 20th District race on Wednesday.
8:07 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

After First Day of Recount, O'Brien Still Leads McCann in State Senate Race

O'Brien gained six votes on first day, while McCann gained three
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - With the first day of the recount in the books, State Rep. Margaret O'Brien remains on top in the election to determine the next 20th District state Senator. In fact, with 54 of 212 precincts counted as of 5 p.m. Monday,
12:58 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Schauer Says Lack of Turnout Doomed Campaign for Governor

Battle Creek Democrat says it's "unlikely" he'll be on ballot again
Lansing - One month after losing the race for governor, Mark Schauer is still searching for answers as to why Democrats stayed home on Election Day and passed on a chance to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.