Election 2014

6:26 am
Thu November 20, 2014

$47.6-Million Spent on TV Ads in Governor's Race

More than three-quarters of the spending came from outside groups
Michigan's two candidates for governor and their backers spent $47.6 million on TV ads in the November election, making the campaign the second-most-costly in state history, a campaign finance watchdog reported Wednesday. But the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer did set one spending record, said Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.
Election 2014
6:46 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Analysis Shows Wenke Took More Votes From McCann

Credit WMUK

The state Senate Race in Kalamazoo County was one of the closest in the state. 

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9:21 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Kalamazoo County Canvass Shows O'Brien Won State Senate Race by 59 Votes

Democrat Sean McCann could request a recount. It would not happen until late November or early December
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The race for the 20th District state Senate race between Democrat Sean McCann and Republican Margaret O'Brien came down to 59 votes, according to official results. O'Brien's official vote total was 36,630, to McCann's 36,571 votes.
6:48 am
Fri November 7, 2014

McCann Says Decision on Recount Must Wait for Certification

County clerk says any recount would not happen until late November or early December
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Less than two days after he was defeated by just 60 votes in his run for state Senate, state Rep. Sean McCann issued a statement Thursday saying that a request for a recount, at this point, would be "premature."
6:42 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Parties Pick New Legislative Leaders

Aric Nesbitt of Lawton will be new House Majority Floor Leader
Lansing - Senate Republicans chose Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof to be their next majority leader, one of the two top legislative leadership posts, when the Legislature starts its 97th session next year. The election of Meekhof, a 54-year-old Republican from West Olive in the Holland area, reflects the growing legislative influence of western Michigan politicians.