State Senate - District 8
Republican Candidates – Fred Kalsic (Taylor), Guy Addison Rupert (Southgate)
Democrat Candidates – Raymond Basham (Taylor)
Current Rep – Raymond Basham (D-Taylor)
Raymond Basham – 64.22%
Pamela Montelauro – 32.39%
Kerry – 61.07%
Bush – 38.00%
Republican Michigander’s prognosis – Safe Democrat
Allen Park, Ecorse, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview, Romulus, Taylor, Southgate, Wayne Wyandotte
This is a district combining the most democrat parts of Downriver with most of the “Metro Airport” region. It is heavily union and thus, democrat. Allen Park and Riverview are sometimes competitive, although they both lean democrat. The rest of the municipalities are not even close and 58% or more democrat on a consistent basis.
Ray Basham is running for re-election and will win again, barring a disaster.