Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Whitmer, Green to battle for Senate seat

The special election results are in.

Whitmer, Green to battle for Senate seat
GOP candidate prevails with one-vote lead

By Chris Andrews
Lansing State Journal

State Rep. Gretchen Whitmer sprinted past her Democratic rivals Tuesday in a special state Senate primary, while attorney Vincent Green appeared to eke out a one-vote win on the Republican side.

The results are unofficial. If Green's victory over John Findlay of Alaiedon Township holds up, he and Whitmer will square off in a special general election on March 14.

Green (depending on recount) has a tough go since Whitmer is a Blue Cross heir and has gazillions. Still, in a special election anything can happen. Good luck to Green.


Anonymous said...

Gretchen Whitmer is an outstanding candidate who will be very hard to beat. She is greatly respected by Republicans and Democrats.

AuH2ORepublican said...

My understanding is that Whitmer will win easily. I just hope this doesn't allow her to use the senate seat as a springboard to Mike Rogers's congressional seat.

But there will still be an election. Any news of a recount in the GOP primary?

Republican Michigander said...

We'll find out in the next 48 hours if there is a recount.

Whitmer's a strong opponent in a democrat leaning seat, and if this was a November election, I'd say this would be little to no contest - but special elections and their turnout make things interesting.