State House - District 15
Republican Candidates – Abbas Gasham (Dearborn)
Democrat Candidates – Gino Polidori (Dearborn)
Current Rep – Gino Polidori (D-Dearborn)
Gino Polidori – 64.68%
Doug Thomas – 35.32%
Kerry – 57.04%
Bush – 41.52%
Republican Michigander’s prognosis – Strongly leans Democrat
Most of Dearborn
This district took a major left turn in 2004 due to the war. The GOP had the state rep district termed out, and Bush actually won here in 2000. Before 98, this district was longtime democrat, and returned to its roots in 2004. Dearborn went for Granholm as well in 02, although more narrowly.
Dearborn in Ford HQ, so the auto industry will be a major issue here, even more so than in the past. How that plays out this year in elections remains to be seen.
I haven’t been following this district, but I’m calling is strongly leans democrat as this is about a 52% democrat district in most years, and Polidori ran very well in 04.