State House - District 21
Republican Candidates – Phillip LaJoy (Canton)
Democrat Candidates – Al Sinis (Canton)
Current Rep – Phillip LaJoy (R-Canton)
Phillip LaJoy – 57.68%
Ralph Mayer – 42.32%
Kerry – 49.11%
Bush – 48.82%
Republican Michigander’s prognosis – Slightly Leans Republican
Most of Canton, all of Belleville and Van Buren Township
This would be a tossup district if LaJoy was not an incumbent. Canton is only marginally GOP at best (and moving towards the dems). Van Buren and Belleville solidly lean democrat. 80% of the district is in Canton.
This part of Canton went 52.90% for Bush, as some of the most democrat part is in district 20. Van Buren and Belleville (Unions - close to Metro Airport) both went 56.41% for Kerry making this a 50/50 district that Kerry barely edged Bush in. This could be a sleeper as Granholm’s strong in Western Wayne County, but I suspect the big fight here to be in 2008 when it is an open seat.