Senate and House races highlight Michigan primary
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:44:32 GMT —
Michigan voters will choose a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and could change history by dropping one or both of the state's two black congressmen in the state's primary election.
Pete Hoekstra of Holland is fighting to hold onto his lead over Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe as they duke it out Tuesday for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination.
Randy Hekman of Grand Rapids also is in the race. Democratic Congressmen Hansen Clarke of Detroit and Gary Peters of Oakland County's Bloomfield Township are battling in the 14th District running from Detroit into Oakland County.
About 20 percent of Michigan's 7.33 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots Tuesday.
There are lots of other candidates for local seats and propositions that will also be voted on.