State Senate - District 5
Republican Candidates – David Lawrence Malhalab (Detroit)
Democrat Candidates – Derrick Hale (Detroit), Janet Badalow (Dearborn Heights), Tupac Hunter (Detroit), Triette Reeves (Detroit)
Current Rep – Burton Leland (D-Detroit) – Term Limited
Burton Leland – 82.81%
Bonnie Patrick – 17.19%
Approximately 85% for John Kerry
Republican Michigander’s prognosis – Safe Democrat.
Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Part of Detroit
This is another Detroit based democrat district. Dearborn Heights is competitive at times but leans democrat. It was used as a bridge to another democrat stronghold of Inkster to pick up the mostly black voters there. Leland is termed out here.
This will be a strong primary race. No candidate are from Inkster, so that could be a major battleground.