Michigan Report for Thursday, October 30, 2014

Courser, Glenn Races Said To Be Close

Republican candidate Gary Glenn of Midland Republican candidate Todd Courser of Silverwood

While Republicans aren't panicked that tea party Republicans Gary Glenn and Todd Courser will lose the GOP-leaning 98th and 82nd House Districts, respectively, they are expecting the margins to be closer than Republicans have won those districts by in the past.

Republicans speaking on background acknowledged Mr. Glenn of Midland and Mr. Courser of Silverwood are polarizing figures, but said the strong Republican base in each of their respective districts should be enough to carry the candidates through to victory on Election Day. That said, both Democrats have an opportunity to win.


Latest Snyder Ad Looks At Detroit Recovery

With Detroit's apparent imminent exit from bankruptcy, Governor Rick Snyder's campaign released its latest ad on Thursday that focuses on the city's seeming financial recovery.


Hawatmeh, Yanez Race Turns Personal

It would not be a Macomb County race without a nasty edge, and the contest in the 25th House District between Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) and his Republican challenger, Nick Hawatmeh of Warren, has just that.

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