Saturday, June 11, 2005

Menominee County

Menominee County:
Location – UP
Population – 25,326 (2000 Census)
Demographics – 96.24% White, .10% Black, 2.27% American Indian, .21% Asian, .18% Some other Race, .98% Two or more races, .75% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Menominee (pop 9,131)

Menominee County is a competitive county in the UP. It is on the Wisconsin border, and is closer to Chicago than Detroit. It is slightly more GOP than most of the UP, with the major exception being the Stupaks who are from Menominee. They still prefer socially conservative democrats to most republicans.

Government Officials Representing area:
Congressmen:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D)

State Senators:
38th District – Michael Prusi (D)

State Representative:
108th District – Tom Casperson (R)

1998 Results Countywide:(Winners overall in bold)
Governor - John Engler (R) – 65.70%, Geoffrey Fieger (D) – 34.30%
Secretary of State - Candice Miller (R) – 67.37%, Mary Lou Parks (D) – 31.03%
Attorney General - Jennifer Granholm (D) – 51.10%, John Smietanka (R) – 48.90%

Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 68.67%, Michelle McManus (R) – 30.17%

State Senators:
38th District – Don Koivisto (D) – 66.49%, Patricia Ashcraft (R) – 31.98%

State Representative:
108th District – Doug Bovin (D) – 53.12%, Matt Minor (R) – 46.88%

2000 Results Countywide
US Senate - Spence Abraham (R) – 54.06%, Debbie Stabenow (D) – 43.08%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 68.30%, Chuck Yob (R) – 30.82%

State Representative:
108th District – Doug Bovin (D) – 70.78%, – Dennis Pape (R) – 29.22%

2002 Results Countywide
Governor – Dick Posthumus (R) – 50.83%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 47.41%
Secretary of State - Terri Lynn Land (R) – 55.77%, Butch Hollowell (D) – 41.61%
Attorney General – Mike Cox (R) – 49.69%, Gary Peters (D) – 46.38%
US Senate - Carl Levin (D) – 60.05%, Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) – 38.17%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 70.53%, Don Hooper (R) – 28.56%

State Senate:
38th District – Michael Prusi (D) – 52.02%, David Schoenow (R) – 47.98%

State Representative:
108th District – Laurie Stupak (D) – 52.48%, Tom Casperson (R) – 47.52%

2004 Results Countywide
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 72.44%, Don Hooper (R) – 26.64%

State Representative:
108th District – Tom Casperson (R) – 67.47%, Dennis Baldeielli (D) – 32.53%

2000, 2004 Presidential Results
First number Bush, Second number Democrat
Areas that flipped are in Bold.

MENOMINEE COUNTY
2000 – Bush - 5529 (52.99%), Gore – 4597 (44.06%)
2004 – Bush – 5942 (52.04%), Kerry - 5326 (46.64%)

Menominee City
2000 – 1578 (44.86%), 1844 (52.19%)
2004 – 1724 (46.36%), 1956 (52.59%)

Meyer Township
2000 - 217 (48.44%), 213 (47.54%)
2004 – 265 (48.45%), 272 (49.73%)

Menominee Township
2000 - 894 (51.26%), 793 (45.47%)
2004 – 972 (50.49%), 924 (48.00%)

Spalding Township
2000 - 406 (56.55%), 295 (41.09%)
2004 – 390 (52.92%), 338 (45.86%)

Mellen Township
2000 - 251 (56.66%), 182 (41.08%)
2004 – 288 (55.81%), 222 (43.02%)

Harris Township
2000 - 369 (57.39%), 262 (40.75%)
2004 – 406 (48.05%), 419 (49.59%)

Cedarville Township
2000 - 85 (56.29%), 55 (36.42%)
2004 – 110 (64.33%), 59 (34.50%)

Nadeau Township
2000 - 307 (59.38%), 195 (37.72%)
2004 – 313 (58.50%), 212 (39.63%)

Stephenson City
2000 - 219 (59.84%), 138 (37.70%)
2004 – 242 (62.53%),. 142 (36.69%)

Ingallston Township
2000 - 313 (60.42%), 188 (36.29%)
2004 – 359 (59.93%), 234 (39.07%)

Gourley Township
2000 – 123 (63.40%), 64 (32.99%)
2004 – 142 (64.84%), 75 (34.25%)

Faithorn Township
2000 - 67 (65.04%), 34 (33.01%)
2004 – 62 (56.36%), 47 (42.73%)

Daggett Township
2000 - 209 (65.11%), 105 (32.71%)
2004 – 185 (58.18%), 128 (40.25%)

Holmes Township
2000 - 87 (64.44%), 43 (31.85%)
2004 – 91 (57.23%), 68 (42.77%)

Stephenson township
2000 - 210 (66.46%), 101 (31.96%)
2004 – 215 (66.15%), 108 (33.23%)

Lake Township
2000 - 194 (68.31%), 85 (29.93%)
2004 – 178 (58.94%), 122 (40.40%)

Menominee County bucked the trend in the UP, as Bush lost ground to Kerry here. What is most surprising is that he lost it in rural areas and not the City of Menominee. The Nader votes came home here. I wonder if it followed Wisconsin patterns instead of most of Michigan’s, as Menominee is about an hour or less from Green Bay.

Casperson’s win in 2002 over Laurie Stupak was a bit of an upset. While he lost Menominee County based on homer votes, Laurie was held to 52%, while Bart carries it with 70%. This will probably be a strongly contested open seat.in 08. The dems want this one back, but will probably wait till then when there’s no incumbent.

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