Saturday, April 23, 2005

State Senate - District 18

State Senate - District 18

2006 Contest
Republican Candidates – John Kopinzski (Ann Arbor)
Democrat Candidates – Liz Brater (Ann Arbor)

Current Rep – Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor)

2002 Results
Liz Brater – 63.54%
Gordon Darr – 33.30%

Presidential results:
Bush – 32.52%
Kerry – 66.38%

Republican Michigander’s prognosis – Safe Democrat

District covers:
Washtenaw County – Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Augusta Township, Chelsea,
Dexter Township, Freedom Township, Lima Township, Lyndon Township, Northfield Township, Pittsfield Township (Precinct 5/801), Salem Township, Scio Township, Sharon Township, Superior Township, Sylvan Township, Webster Township,
Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township.

If this seat goes Republican, this Spartan graduate will buy a Michigan football jersey and wear it in Spartan Stadium. This is one of the most liberal districts in the state, only rivaling state senate district 14 in Southeastern Oakland County. Some districts are more democrat, but none are more liberal outside of the Gilda Jacobs seat.

Ann Arbor combined with neighboring Scio Township dominates this seat with about 50% of the district. The Ypsilanti area has about 30% of the district. That alone makes this a safe 65% district for the democrats. Liz Brater is too leftist to get elected in most places, but this isn’t most places. It will take a miracle for the GOP to win.

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