Sunday, December 20, 2009

Antrim County Updated

Antrim County is one of the Republican base counties in North Michigan. It is between Charlevoix and Grand Traverse Counties to its North and South, and Otsego County to its east. The southern portion (Elk Rapids) is heavily influenced by Traverse City. The Northwestern part is Torch Lake, home of Michael Moore. Torch Lake is one of the most affluent areas in the state. Slightly inland is Bellaire, and further inland is Mancelona. The inland areas (US 131) are more rural and rugged in character, and influenced by Gaylord in Otsego County, while closer to the water is more vacation homes oriented. The inland vs coast voting is seen a bit in presidential elections, and heavily seen in primary elections. Antrim County was an exception to this outside of Banks Township near Charlevoix. The rest all went more republican in 2004 than 2000. 06 and 08 were bad years all around and the GOP lost support across the board.

For the previous Antrim County Profile, Click Here.

Antrim County:
Location – Northern Michigan:
Population - 24,196 (2006-08 estimate)
Demographics – 97.6% White, 0% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Some other Race, 2.4% Two or more races, 1.6% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Bellaire (pop 1164, 2000 estimate)

Local Elected Officials:

Sheriff - Daniel Bean (R)
Prosecutor - Charles Coop (R)
Clerk - Laura Sexton (R)
Treasurer - Sherry Comben (R)
Register of Deeds - Patty Niepoth (R)
Drain Commission - Mark Stone (R)
Surveyor - Scott Papineau (R)


County Commissioners:
District 1 - Jerroll Drenth (R)
District 2 - Eugene Dawson (R)
District 3 - Larry Bargy (R)
District 4 - Jack White (R)
District 5 - David Howelman (R)
District 6 - Michael Crawford (R)
District 7 - Laura Stanek (R)
District 8 - Bernie Blackmore (R)
District 9 - Joseph Allen (R)

Banks Township - 5 Republicans
Central Lake Township - 5 Republicans
Chestonia Township - 5 Republicans
Custer Township - 3 Republicans, 2 Democrats
Echo Township - 3 Republicans, 2 Democrats
Elk Rapids Township - 5 Republicans
Forest Home Township - 5 Republicans
Helena Township - 4 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Jordan Township - 3 Democrats, 2 Republicans.
Kearney Township - 5 Republicans
Mancelona Township - 5 Republicans
Milton Township - 5 Republicans
Star Township - 5 Republicans
Torch Lake Township - 6 Republicans
Warner Township - 3 Republicans, 2 Non Partisans.

Central Lake, Elk Rapids, Kearney, Mancelona and Torch Lake had contests won by Republicans. Jordan Township had a contest won by the democrats.

Geoff Fieger made things easy in 98 for the GOP in many races. Jordan Township was close however.


Governor
Engler
Fieger
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
484
161
0
645
323
75.04%
24.96%
50.08%
Central Lake Twp
585
263
0
848
322
68.99%
31.01%
37.97%
Chestonia Twp
92
59
0
151
33
60.93%
39.07%
21.85%
Custer Twp
230
99
0
329
131
69.91%
30.09%
39.82%
Echo Twp
158
141
0
299
17
52.84%
47.16%
5.69%
Elk Rapids Twp
841
357
0
1198
484
70.20%
29.80%
40.40%
Forest Home Twp
658
225
0
883
433
74.52%
25.48%
49.04%
Helena Twp
282
170
0
452
112
62.39%
37.61%
24.78%
Jordan Twp
119
103
0
222
16
53.60%
46.40%
7.21%
Kearney Twp
409
156
0
565
253
72.39%
27.61%
44.78%
Mancelona Twp
543
371
0
914
172
59.41%
40.59%
18.82%
Milton Twp
647
265
0
912
382
70.94%
29.06%
41.89%
Star Twp
157
67
0
224
90
70.09%
29.91%
40.18%
Torch Lake Twp
477
171
0
648
306
73.61%
26.39%
47.22%
Warner Twp
66
33
0
99
33
66.67%
33.33%
33.33%









Total
5748
2641
0
8389
3107
68.52%
31.48%
37.04%

The surprise to me was Jordan Township and Echo Township. They went barely for Engler even against Fieger, despite going for Bush twice. Jordan Twp did vote for Granholm twice, and for Obama once however at the top of the ticket. Jordan Twp and Echo Twps are very rural township SW of Boyne Falls, SE of East Jordan, and NE of Bellaire. Echo Township tied in 2002, and went for DeVos over Granholm, and also McCain over Obama.  Both are right next to each other.The secretary of state race was a blowout.


Secretary of State 98
Miller
Parks
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
532
111
11
654
421
81.35%
16.97%
64.37%
Central Lake Twp
646
170
6
822
476
78.59%
20.68%
57.91%
Chestonia Twp
92
45
5
142
47
64.79%
31.69%
33.10%
Custer Twp
256
76
5
337
180
75.96%
22.55%
53.41%
Echo Twp
147
119
2
268
28
54.85%
44.40%
10.45%
Elk Rapids Twp
932
237
2
1171
695
79.59%
20.24%
59.35%
Forest Home Twp
695
163
16
874
532
79.52%
18.65%
60.87%
Helena Twp
317
129
3
449
188
70.60%
28.73%
41.87%
Jordan Twp
134
77
5
216
57
62.04%
35.65%
26.39%
Kearney Twp
432
120
8
560
312
77.14%
21.43%
55.71%
Mancelona Twp
598
288
13
899
310
66.52%
32.04%
34.48%
Milton Twp
694
180
8
882
514
78.68%
20.41%
58.28%
Star Twp
159
49
3
211
110
75.36%
23.22%
52.13%
Torch Lake Twp
517
120
4
641
397
80.66%
18.72%
61.93%
Warner Twp
65
26
2
93
39
69.89%
27.96%
41.94%









Total
6216
1910
93
8219
4306
75.63%
23.24%
52.39%





 The Attorney General's race was closer, and Granholm here took three municipalities and tied another.



Att. General 98
Smietanka
Granholm
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
419
225
0
644
194
65.06%
34.94%
30.12%
Central Lake Twp
470
341
0
811
129
57.95%
42.05%
15.91%
Chestonia Twp
68
68
0
136
0
50.00%
50.00%
0.00%
Custer Twp
193
128
0
321
65
60.12%
39.88%
20.25%
Echo Twp
122
159
0
281
-37
43.42%
56.58%
-13.17%
Elk Rapids Twp
662
479
0
1141
183
58.02%
41.98%
16.04%
Forest Home Twp
517
345
0
862
172
59.98%
40.02%
19.95%
Helena Twp
231
205
0
436
26
52.98%
47.02%
5.96%
Jordan Twp
91
110
0
201
-19
45.27%
54.73%
-9.45%
Kearney Twp
319
230
0
549
89
58.11%
41.89%
16.21%
Mancelona Twp
446
428
0
874
18
51.03%
48.97%
2.06%
Milton Twp
513
342
0
855
171
60.00%
40.00%
20.00%
Star Twp
103
97
0
200
6
51.50%
48.50%
3.00%
Torch Lake Twp
405
222
0
627
183
64.59%
35.41%
29.19%
Warner Twp
46
47
0
93
-1
49.46%
50.54%
-1.08%









Total
4605
3426
0
8031
1179
57.34%
42.66%
14.68%



The Congressional race shows Stupak's strength. McManus (from relatively nearby Leelenau County) won Antrim County against Stupak, but barely. Bush got 58% and 61.5% here.



Congress 1st 98
McManus
Stupak
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
389
256
14
659
133
59.03%
38.85%
20.18%
Central Lake Twp
471
375
11
857
96
54.96%
43.76%
11.20%
Chestonia Twp
63
79
7
149
-16
42.28%
53.02%
-10.74%
Custer Twp
171
162
1
334
9
51.20%
48.50%
2.69%
Echo Twp
122
173
2
297
-51
41.08%
58.25%
-17.17%
Elk Rapids Twp
426
524
11
961
-98
44.33%
54.53%
-10.20%
Forest Home Twp
478
412
8
898
66
53.23%
45.88%
7.35%
Helena Twp
202
240
10
452
-38
44.69%
53.10%
-8.41%
Jordan Twp
78
144
6
228
-66
34.21%
63.16%
-28.95%
Kearney Twp
284
275
9
568
9
50.00%
48.42%
1.58%
Mancelona Twp
413
381
16
810
32
50.99%
47.04%
3.95%
Milton Twp
469
431
9
909
38
51.60%
47.41%
4.18%
Star Twp
96
109
6
211
-13
45.50%
51.66%
-6.16%
Torch Lake Twp
384
266
4
654
118
58.72%
40.67%
18.04%
Warner Twp
31
64
4
99
-33
31.31%
64.65%
-33.33%









Total
4077
3891
118
8086
186
50.42%
48.12%
2.30%


The State Senate District is the old 36th District. It covered Antrim, Benzie, Crawford, Grand  Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Otsego, Roscommon, and Wexford Counties. It's changed a bit since then. George McManus won his state senate district easily.
St. Senate 36th 98
McManus
Casler
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
486
160
0
646
326
75.23%
24.77%
50.46%
Central Lake Twp
573
228
0
801
345
71.54%
28.46%
43.07%
Chestonia Twp
76
54
0
130
22
58.46%
41.54%
16.92%
Custer Twp
216
100
0
316
116
68.35%
31.65%
36.71%
Echo Twp
143
132
0
275
11
52.00%
48.00%
4.00%
Elk Rapids Twp
762
378
0
1140
384
66.84%
33.16%
33.68%
Forest Home Twp
628
223
0
851
405
73.80%
26.20%
47.59%
Helena Twp
261
172
0
433
89
60.28%
39.72%
20.55%
Jordan Twp
108
94
0
202
14
53.47%
46.53%
6.93%
Kearney Twp
366
166
0
532
200
68.80%
31.20%
37.59%
Mancelona Twp
524
341
0
865
183
60.58%
39.42%
21.16%
Milton Twp
596
253
0
849
343
70.20%
29.80%
40.40%
Star Twp
125
69
0
194
56
64.43%
35.57%
28.87%
Torch Lake Twp
457
163
0
620
294
73.71%
26.29%
47.42%
Warner Twp
50
38
0
88
12
56.82%
43.18%
13.64%









Total
5371
2571
0
7942
2800
67.63%
32.37%
35.26%

The state rep district is the old 105th district. It's changed a bit, although less so with redistricting. Ken Bradstreet won easily.

St Rep 105th 98
Bradstreet
Felts
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
476
173
0
649
303
73.34%
26.66%
46.69%
Central Lake Twp
559
242
0
801
317
69.79%
30.21%
39.58%
Chestonia Twp
88
49
0
137
39
64.23%
35.77%
28.47%
Custer Twp
214
100
0
314
114
68.15%
31.85%
36.31%
Echo Twp
148
129
0
277
19
53.43%
46.57%
6.86%
Elk Rapids Twp
759
349
0
1108
410
68.50%
31.50%
37.00%
Forest Home Twp
607
236
0
843
371
72.00%
28.00%
44.01%
Helena Twp
266
163
0
429
103
62.00%
38.00%
24.01%
Jordan Twp
92
113
0
205
-21
44.88%
55.12%
-10.24%
Kearney Twp
368
169
0
537
199
68.53%
31.47%
37.06%
Mancelona Twp
533
332
0
865
201
61.62%
38.38%
23.24%
Milton Twp
577
248
0
825
329
69.94%
30.06%
39.88%
Star Twp
129
63
0
192
66
67.19%
32.81%
34.38%
Torch Lake Twp
437
173
0
610
264
71.64%
28.36%
43.28%
Warner Twp
47
35
0
82
12
57.32%
42.68%
14.63%









Total
5300
2574
0
7874
2726
67.31%
32.69%
34.62%

Antrim County stayed a base county in 2000. Bush won all municipalities here.
POTUS
Bush
Gore
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
615
244
45
904
371
68.03%
26.99%
41.04%
Central Lake Twp
699
451
41
1191
248
58.69%
37.87%
20.82%
Chestonia Twp
120
84
7
211
36
56.87%
39.81%
17.06%
Custer Twp
323
142
14
479
181
67.43%
29.65%
37.79%
Echo Twp
217
193
14
424
24
51.18%
45.52%
5.66%
Elk Rapids Twp
910
605
43
1558
305
58.41%
38.83%
19.58%
Forest Home Twp
727
407
36
1170
320
62.14%
34.79%
27.35%
Helena Twp
332
251
22
605
81
54.88%
41.49%
13.39%
Jordan Twp
144
125
19
288
19
50.00%
43.40%
6.60%
Kearney Twp
480
312
25
817
168
58.75%
38.19%
20.56%
Mancelona Twp
694
606
35
1335
88
51.99%
45.39%
6.59%
Milton Twp
748
432
51
1231
316
60.76%
35.09%
25.67%
Star Twp
189
120
14
323
69
58.51%
37.15%
21.36%
Torch Lake Twp
491
298
22
811
193
60.54%
36.74%
23.80%
Warner Twp
91
59
10
160
32
56.88%
36.88%
20.00%









Total
6780
4329
398
11507
2451
58.92%
37.62%
21.30%
 Abraham beat Stabenow easily in the county, but. it wasn't enough statewide.


US Senate 00
Abraham
Stabenow
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
630
232
28
890
398
70.79%
26.07%
44.72%
Central Lake Twp
743
394
38
1175
349
63.23%
33.53%
29.70%
Chestonia Twp
128
78
10
216
50
59.26%
36.11%
23.15%
Custer Twp
307
155
12
474
152
64.77%
32.70%
32.07%
Echo Twp
218
186
13
417
32
52.28%
44.60%
7.67%
Elk Rapids Twp
948
569
31
1548
379
61.24%
36.76%
24.48%
Forest Home Twp
743
393
21
1157
350
64.22%
33.97%
30.25%
Helena Twp
335
242
19
596
93
56.21%
40.60%
15.60%
Jordan Twp
138
124
16
278
14
49.64%
44.60%
5.04%
Kearney Twp
501
270
31
802
231
62.47%
33.67%
28.80%
Mancelona Twp
751
514
49
1314
237
57.15%
39.12%
18.04%
Milton Twp
772
409
40
1221
363
63.23%
33.50%
29.73%
Star Twp
187
107
23
317
80
58.99%
33.75%
25.24%
Torch Lake Twp
508
276
15
799
232
63.58%
34.54%
29.04%
Warner Twp
83
69
7
159
14
52.20%
43.40%
8.81%









Total
6992
4018
353
11363
2974
61.53%
35.36%
26.17%


Stupak came close to winning the county in 2000, although he was unable to do so. It was still a strong showing for a democrat here in 2000. Stupak did win the county in 2002 onward.


Congress 1st 00
Yob
Stupak
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
528
346
16
890
182
59.33%
38.88%
20.45%
Central Lake Twp
639
518
19
1176
121
54.34%
44.05%
10.29%
Chestonia Twp
107
99
5
211
8
50.71%
46.92%
3.79%
Custer Twp
250
216
8
474
34
52.74%
45.57%
7.17%
Echo Twp
180
235
8
423
-55
42.55%
55.56%
-13.00%
Elk Rapids Twp
791
741
18
1550
50
51.03%
47.81%
3.23%
Forest Home Twp
624
532
11
1167
92
53.47%
45.59%
7.88%
Helena Twp
263
321
13
597
-58
44.05%
53.77%
-9.72%
Jordan Twp
110
158
8
276
-48
39.86%
57.25%
-17.39%
Kearney Twp
410
386
27
823
24
49.82%
46.90%
2.92%
Mancelona Twp
564
728
27
1319
-164
42.76%
55.19%
-12.43%
Milton Twp
663
547
16
1226
116
54.08%
44.62%
9.46%
Star Twp
159
149
12
320
10
49.69%
46.56%
3.13%
Torch Lake Twp
435
365
6
806
70
53.97%
45.29%
8.68%
Warner Twp
56
99
6
161
-43
34.78%
61.49%
-26.71%









Total
5779
5440
200
11419
339
50.61%
47.64%
2.97%

Bradstreet won an easy re-election.


St Rep 105th 00
Bradsteet
Hefner
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
636
232
0
868
404
73.27%
26.73%
46.54%
Central Lake Twp
753
350
0
1103
403
68.27%
31.73%
36.54%
Chestonia Twp
123
70
0
193
53
63.73%
36.27%
27.46%
Custer Twp
323
123
0
446
200
72.42%
27.58%
44.84%
Echo Twp
226
164
0
390
62
57.95%
42.05%
15.90%
Elk Rapids Twp
965
470
0
1435
495
67.25%
32.75%
34.49%
Forest Home Twp
825
297
0
1122
528
73.53%
26.47%
47.06%
Helena Twp
359
204
0
563
155
63.77%
36.23%
27.53%
Jordan Twp
133
125
0
258
8
51.55%
48.45%
3.10%
Kearney Twp
540
233
0
773
307
69.86%
30.14%
39.72%
Mancelona Twp
742
515
0
1257
227
59.03%
40.97%
18.06%
Milton Twp
801
344
0
1145
457
69.96%
30.04%
39.91%
Star Twp
199
92
0
291
107
68.38%
31.62%
36.77%
Torch Lake Twp
525
221
0
746
304
70.38%
29.62%
40.75%
Warner Twp
99
53
0
152
46
65.13%
34.87%
30.26%









Total
7249
3493
0
10742
3756
67.48%
32.52%
34.97%

This was one of Dick Posthumus's best counties in 2002.


Governor 02
Posthumus
Granholm
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
489
204
10
703
285
69.56%
29.02%
40.54%
Central Lake Twp
562
346
10
918
216
61.22%
37.69%
23.53%
Chestonia Twp
97
77
2
176
20
55.11%
43.75%
11.36%
Custer Twp
240
152
6
398
88
60.30%
38.19%
22.11%
Echo Twp
168
168
2
338
0
49.70%
49.70%
0.00%
Elk Rapids Twp
760
559
14
1333
201
57.01%
41.94%
15.08%
Forest Home Twp
562
357
10
929
205
60.50%
38.43%
22.07%
Helena Twp
276
223
6
505
53
54.65%
44.16%
10.50%
Jordan Twp
123
129
6
258
-6
47.67%
50.00%
-2.33%
Kearney Twp
385
239
14
638
146
60.34%
37.46%
22.88%
Mancelona Twp
541
430
12
983
111
55.04%
43.74%
11.29%
Milton Twp
687
414
11
1112
273
61.78%
37.23%
24.55%
Star Twp
173
134
6
313
39
55.27%
42.81%
12.46%
Torch Lake Twp
442
270
12
724
172
61.05%
37.29%
23.76%
Warner Twp
71
50
9
130
21
54.62%
38.46%
16.15%









Total
5576
3752
130
9458
1824
58.96%
39.67%
19.29%

Terri Land set the statewide benchmark in 2002 and 2006.


Sec of State 02
Land
Hollowell
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
550
134
15
699
416
78.68%
19.17%
59.51%
Central Lake Twp
656
230
17
903
426
72.65%
25.47%
47.18%
Chestonia Twp
108
56
7
171
52
63.16%
32.75%
30.41%
Custer Twp
275
110
6
391
165
70.33%
28.13%
42.20%
Echo Twp
203
125
6
334
78
60.78%
37.43%
23.35%
Elk Rapids Twp
910
374
26
1310
536
69.47%
28.55%
40.92%
Forest Home Twp
669
229
20
918
440
72.88%
24.95%
47.93%
Helena Twp
321
154
19
494
167
64.98%
31.17%
33.81%
Jordan Twp
152
92
13
257
60
59.14%
35.80%
23.35%
Kearney Twp
441
162
22
625
279
70.56%
25.92%
44.64%
Mancelona Twp
609
325
27
961
284
63.37%
33.82%
29.55%
Milton Twp
795
276
22
1093
519
72.74%
25.25%
47.48%
Star Twp
205
87
7
299
118
68.56%
29.10%
39.46%
Torch Lake Twp
519
182
13
714
337
72.69%
25.49%
47.20%
Warner Twp
85
28
9
122
57
69.67%
22.95%
46.72%









Total
6498
2564
229
9291
3934
69.94%
27.60%
42.34%


Mike Cox scrapped statewide for an upset win i2002.


Att. General
Cox
Peters
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
496
185
14
695
311
71.37%
26.62%
44.75%
Central Lake Twp
580
291
23
894
289
64.88%
32.55%
32.33%
Chestonia Twp
99
64
9
172
35
57.56%
37.21%
20.35%
Custer Twp
238
140
11
389
98
61.18%
35.99%
25.19%
Echo Twp
178
145
8
331
33
53.78%
43.81%
9.97%
Elk Rapids Twp
814
464
23
1301
350
62.57%
35.66%
26.90%
Forest Home Twp
580
309
20
909
271
63.81%
33.99%
29.81%
Helena Twp
398
198
18
614
200
64.82%
32.25%
32.57%
Jordan Twp
132
106
16
254
26
51.97%
41.73%
10.24%
Kearney Twp
398
198
22
618
200
64.40%
32.04%
32.36%
Mancelona Twp
551
383
25
959
168
57.46%
39.94%
17.52%
Milton Twp
699
357
25
1081
342
64.66%
33.02%
31.64%
Star Twp
174
116
6
296
58
58.78%
39.19%
19.59%
Torch Lake Twp
461
231
14
706
230
65.30%
32.72%
32.58%
Warner Twp
66
48
6
120
18
55.00%
40.00%
15.00%









Total
5864
3235
240
9339
2629
62.79%
34.64%
28.15%

Rocky was thrown to the wolves to Levin, who won the county and state.


US Senate 02
Raczkowski
Levin
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
403
285
11
699
118
57.65%
40.77%
16.88%
Central Lake Twp
444
444
18
906
0
49.01%
49.01%
0.00%
Chestonia Twp
76
95
4
175
-19
43.43%
54.29%
-10.86%
Custer Twp
188
201
4
393
-13
47.84%
51.15%
-3.31%
Echo Twp
138
194
5
337
-56
40.95%
57.57%
-16.62%
Elk Rapids Twp
638
670
13
1321
-32
48.30%
50.72%
-2.42%
Forest Home Twp
443
467
15
925
-24
47.89%
50.49%
-2.59%
Helena Twp
218
277
5
500
-59
43.60%
55.40%
-11.80%
Jordan Twp
99
149
10
258
-50
38.37%
57.75%
-19.38%
Kearney Twp
308
310
16
634
-2
48.58%
48.90%
-0.32%
Mancelona Twp
392
554
22
968
-162
40.50%
57.23%
-16.74%
Milton Twp
559
529
11
1099
30
50.86%
48.13%
2.73%
Star Twp
119
179
7
305
-60
39.02%
58.69%
-19.67%
Torch Lake Twp
394
321
6
721
73
54.65%
44.52%
10.12%
Warner Twp
53
67
7
127
-14
41.73%
52.76%
-11.02%









Total
4472
4742
154
9368
-270
47.74%
50.62%
-2.88%

The 1st district changes to be more democrat than it was before, but it still has Antrim County. Stupak wins easier than before, and takes the county easily.


Congress 1st 02
Hooper
Stupak
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
331
360
6
697
-29
47.49%
51.65%
-4.16%
Central Lake Twp
381
519
13
913
-138
41.73%
56.85%
-15.12%
Chestonia Twp
85
106
1
192
-21
44.27%
55.21%
-10.94%
Custer Twp
163
224
3
390
-61
41.79%
57.44%
-15.64%
Echo Twp
105
228
2
335
-123
31.34%
68.06%
-36.72%
Elk Rapids Twp
501
813
9
1323
-312
37.87%
61.45%
-23.58%
Forest Home Twp
348
567
12
927
-219
37.54%
61.17%
-23.62%
Helena Twp
177
320
3
500
-143
35.40%
64.00%
-28.60%
Jordan Twp
73
175
7
255
-102
28.63%
68.63%
-40.00%
Kearney Twp
256
371
3
630
-115
40.63%
58.89%
-18.25%
Mancelona Twp
293
664
13
970
-371
30.21%
68.45%
-38.25%
Milton Twp
479
606
10
1095
-127
43.74%
55.34%
-11.60%
Star Twp
99
203
2
304
-104
32.57%
66.78%
-34.21%
Torch Lake Twp
347
358
7
712
-11
48.74%
50.28%
-1.54%
Warner Twp
34
90
3
127
-56
26.77%
70.87%
-44.09%









Total
3672
5604
94
9370
-1932
39.19%
59.81%
-20.62%

The state senate district changed a bit. The new 37th District covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Mackinac, and Presque Isle counties.


St. Senate 37th 02
Allen
Estes
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
481
213
0
694
268
69.31%
30.69%
38.62%
Central Lake Twp
590
318
0
908
272
64.98%
35.02%
29.96%
Chestonia Twp
95
77
0
172
18
55.23%
44.77%
10.47%
Custer Twp
250
138
0
388
112
64.43%
35.57%
28.87%
Echo Twp
176
153
0
329
23
53.50%
46.50%
6.99%
Elk Rapids Twp
866
444
0
1310
422
66.11%
33.89%
32.21%
Forest Home Twp
637
280
0
917
357
69.47%
30.53%
38.93%
Helena Twp
301
198
0
499
103
60.32%
39.68%
20.64%
Jordan Twp
123
127
0
250
-4
49.20%
50.80%
-1.60%
Kearney Twp
410
214
0
624
196
65.71%
34.29%
31.41%
Mancelona Twp
548
416
0
964
132
56.85%
43.15%
13.69%
Milton Twp
732
349
0
1081
383
67.72%
32.28%
35.43%
Star Twp
168
128
0
296
40
56.76%
43.24%
13.51%
Torch Lake Twp
470
241
0
711
229
66.10%
33.90%
32.21%
Warner Twp
73
48
0
121
25
60.33%
39.67%
20.66%









Total
5920
3344
0
9264
2576
63.90%
36.10%
27.81%

The state rep district changed slightly and now covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Otsego Counties. It was an easy win for Ken Bradstreet in his 3rd term.


St. Rep 105th 02
Bradstreet
Webster
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
494
191
0
685
303
72.12%
27.88%
44.23%
Central Lake Twp
620
274
0
894
346
69.35%
30.65%
38.70%
Chestonia Twp
105
63
0
168
42
62.50%
37.50%
25.00%
Custer Twp
256
123
0
379
133
67.55%
32.45%
35.09%
Echo Twp
179
143
0
322
36
55.59%
44.41%
11.18%
Elk Rapids Twp
825
423
0
1248
402
66.11%
33.89%
32.21%
Forest Home Twp
673
232
0
905
441
74.36%
25.64%
48.73%
Helena Twp
302
187
0
489
115
61.76%
38.24%
23.52%
Jordan Twp
134
112
0
246
22
54.47%
45.53%
8.94%
Kearney Twp
448
166
0
614
282
72.96%
27.04%
45.93%
Mancelona Twp
579
364
0
943
215
61.40%
38.60%
22.80%
Milton Twp
714
338
0
1052
376
67.87%
32.13%
35.74%
Star Twp
201
91
0
292
110
68.84%
31.16%
37.67%
Torch Lake Twp
478
221
0
699
257
68.38%
31.62%
36.77%
Warner Twp
77
43
0
120
34
64.17%
35.83%
28.33%









Total
6085
2971
0
9056
3114
67.19%
32.81%
34.39%


Bush did very well in Antrim County in 2004 and broke the 60% barrier.


POTUS
Bush
Kerry
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
673
315
11
999
358
67.37%
31.53%
35.84%
Central Lake Twp
829
492
24
1345
337
61.64%
36.58%
25.06%
Chestonia Twp
157
111
4
272
46
57.72%
40.81%
16.91%
Custer Twp
400
186
5
591
214
67.68%
31.47%
36.21%
Echo Twp
256
207
6
469
49
54.58%
44.14%
10.45%
Elk Rapids Twp
1088
694
15
1797
394
60.55%
38.62%
21.93%
Forest Home Twp
835
446
11
1292
389
64.63%
34.52%
30.11%
Helena Twp
399
293
2
694
106
57.49%
42.22%
15.27%
Jordan Twp
227
205
9
441
22
51.47%
46.49%
4.99%
Kearney Twp
680
337
6
1023
343
66.47%
32.94%
33.53%
Mancelona Twp
898
631
23
1552
267
57.86%
40.66%
17.20%
Milton Twp
951
564
23
1538
387
61.83%
36.67%
25.16%
Star Twp
276
172
12
460
104
60.00%
37.39%
22.61%
Torch Lake Twp
603
348
4
955
255
63.14%
36.44%
26.70%
Warner Twp
107
71
5
183
36
58.47%
38.80%
19.67%









Total
8379
5072
160
13611
3307
61.56%
37.26%
24.30%

Stupak had a rematch with Hooper in 2004 and got similar results.


Congress 1st 04
Bush
Kerry
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
494
467
21
982
27
50.31%
47.56%
2.75%
Central Lake Twp
589
682
43
1314
-93
44.82%
51.90%
-7.08%
Chestonia Twp
97
163
7
267
-66
36.33%
61.05%
-24.72%
Custer Twp
275
292
14
581
-17
47.33%
50.26%
-2.93%
Echo Twp
171
280
10
461
-109
37.09%
60.74%
-23.64%
Elk Rapids Twp
777
982
35
1794
-205
43.31%
54.74%
-11.43%
Forest Home Twp
540
672
54
1266
-132
42.65%
53.08%
-10.43%
Helena Twp
259
412
20
691
-153
37.48%
59.62%
-22.14%
Jordan Twp
161
253
27
441
-92
36.51%
57.37%
-20.86%
Kearney Twp
448
492
45
985
-44
45.48%
49.95%
-4.47%
Mancelona Twp
557
928
35
1520
-371
36.64%
61.05%
-24.41%
Milton Twp
700
792
21
1513
-92
46.27%
52.35%
-6.08%
Star Twp
171
258
8
437
-87
39.13%
59.04%
-19.91%
Torch Lake Twp
465
469
10
944
-4
49.26%
49.68%
-0.42%
Warner Twp
64
111
14
189
-47
33.86%
58.73%
-24.87%









Total
5768
7253
364
13385
-1485
43.09%
54.19%
-11.09%


Ken Bradstreet was termed out and left an open seat which had a contentious primary. Kevin Elsenheimer (from the Bellaire area) won and was able to until the GOP in the general as shown by his big win.


St Rep 105th 04
Elsenheimer
McKimmy
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
689
281
0
970
408
71.03%
28.97%
42.06%
Central Lake Twp
896
419
0
1315
477
68.14%
31.86%
36.27%
Chestonia Twp
160
102
0
262
58
61.07%
38.93%
22.14%
Custer Twp
404
169
0
573
235
70.51%
29.49%
41.01%
Echo Twp
253
205
0
458
48
55.24%
44.76%
10.48%
Elk Rapids Twp
1030
720
0
1750
310
58.86%
41.14%
17.71%
Forest Home Twp
940
331
0
1271
609
73.96%
26.04%
47.92%
Helena Twp
443
241
0
684
202
64.77%
35.23%
29.53%
Jordan Twp
215
208
0
423
7
50.83%
49.17%
1.65%
Kearney Twp
734
263
0
997
471
73.62%
26.38%
47.24%
Mancelona Twp
884
607
0
1491
277
59.29%
40.71%
18.58%
Milton Twp
902
590
0
1492
312
60.46%
39.54%
20.91%
Star Twp
283
149
0
432
134
65.51%
34.49%
31.02%
Torch Lake Twp
594
334
0
928
260
64.01%
35.99%
28.02%
Warner Twp
100
73
0
173
27
57.80%
42.20%
15.61%









Total
8527
4692
0
13219
3835
64.51%
35.49%
29.01%


2006 and 2008 were the bad years for the GOP. While Dick DeVos won Antrim County, it was by a much narrower margin than Bush or Posthumus. 53% here is a loss.


Governor 06
DeVos
Granholm
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
540
360
10
910
180
59.34%
39.56%
19.78%
Central Lake Twp
552
494
23
1069
58
51.64%
46.21%
5.43%
Chestonia Twp
112
90
8
210
22
53.33%
42.86%
10.48%
Custer Twp
305
201
7
513
104
59.45%
39.18%
20.27%
Echo Twp
205
188
15
408
17
50.25%
46.08%
4.17%
Elk Rapids Twp
814
727
17
1558
87
52.25%
46.66%
5.58%
Forest Home Twp
603
492
13
1108
111
54.42%
44.40%
10.02%
Helena Twp
276
314
4
594
-38
46.46%
52.86%
-6.40%
Jordan Twp
169
182
8
359
-13
47.08%
50.70%
-3.62%
Kearney Twp
462
335
11
808
127
57.18%
41.46%
15.72%
Mancelona Twp
645
568
20
1233
77
52.31%
46.07%
6.24%
Milton Twp
691
587
16
1294
104
53.40%
45.36%
8.04%
Star Twp
197
171
3
371
26
53.10%
46.09%
7.01%
Torch Lake Twp
470
383
7
860
87
54.65%
44.53%
10.12%
Warner Twp
74
65
8
147
9
50.34%
44.22%
6.12%









Total
6115
5157
170
11442
958
53.44%
45.07%
8.37%


The Secretary of State and Attorney General races were the silver linings in 2006. Both had easy wins.


Sec of State 06
Land
Sabaugh
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
635
195
12
842
440
75.42%
23.16%
52.26%
Central Lake Twp
734
297
30
1061
437
69.18%
27.99%
41.19%
Chestonia Twp
120
73
11
204
47
58.82%
35.78%
23.04%
Custer Twp
365
138
11
514
227
71.01%
26.85%
44.16%
Echo Twp
234
154
13
401
80
58.35%
38.40%
19.95%
Elk Rapids Twp
1042
454
31
1527
588
68.24%
29.73%
38.51%
Forest Home Twp
808
258
18
1084
550
74.54%
23.80%
50.74%
Helena Twp
393
175
16
584
218
67.29%
29.97%
37.33%
Jordan Twp
203
141
12
356
62
57.02%
39.61%
17.42%
Kearney Twp
586
191
17
794
395
73.80%
24.06%
49.75%
Mancelona Twp
730
451
32
1213
279
60.18%
37.18%
23.00%
Milton Twp
891
373
18
1282
518
69.50%
29.10%
40.41%
Star Twp
225
114
16
355
111
63.38%
32.11%
31.27%
Torch Lake Twp
615
222
14
851
393
72.27%
26.09%
46.18%
Warner Twp
90
42
9
141
48
63.83%
29.79%
34.04%









Total
7671
3278
260
11209
4393
68.44%
29.24%
39.19%


Cox:


AG 06
Cox
Williams
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
578
221
31
830
357
69.64%
26.63%
43.01%
Central Lake Twp
683
327
36
1046
356
65.30%
31.26%
34.03%
Chestonia Twp
119
71
14
204
48
58.33%
34.80%
23.53%
Custer Twp
332
160
20
512
172
64.84%
31.25%
33.59%
Echo Twp
213
164
15
392
49
54.34%
41.84%
12.50%
Elk Rapids Twp
946
510
42
1498
436
63.15%
34.05%
29.11%
Forest Home Twp
711
325
33
1069
386
66.51%
30.40%
36.11%
Helena Twp
354
207
14
575
147
61.57%
36.00%
25.57%
Jordan Twp
182
153
19
354
29
51.41%
43.22%
8.19%
Kearney Twp
531
230
15
776
301
68.43%
29.64%
38.79%
Mancelona Twp
690
472
42
1204
218
57.31%
39.20%
18.11%
Milton Twp
807
415
35
1257
392
64.20%
33.02%
31.19%
Star Twp
223
122
11
356
101
62.64%
34.27%
28.37%
Torch Lake Twp
541
274
27
842
267
64.25%
32.54%
31.71%
Warner Twp
78
52
10
140
26
55.71%
37.14%
18.57%









Total
6988
3703
364
11055
3285
63.21%
33.50%
29.72%

 Stabenow has a much easier re-election than she should have. 


Senate 06
Bouchard
Stabenow
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Banks Twp
513
318
19
850
195
60.35%
37.41%
22.94%
Central Lake Twp
544
494
29
1067
50
50.98%
46.30%
4.69%
Chestonia Twp
104
95
9
208
9
50.00%
45.67%
4.33%
Custer Twp
293
208
12
513
85
57.12%
40.55%
16.57%
Echo Twp
185
209
12
406
-24
45.57%
51.48%
-5.91%
Elk Rapids Twp
791
723
32
1546
68
51.16%
46.77%
4.40%
Forest Home Twp
599
487
17
1103
112
54.31%
44.15%
10.15%
Helena Twp
277
310
8
595
-33
46.55%
52.10%
-5.55%
Jordan Twp
157
189
12
358
-32
43.85%
52.79%
-8.94%
Kearney Twp
454
339
15
808
115
56.19%
41.96%
14.23%
Mancelona Twp
560
640
35
1235
-80
45.34%
51.82%
-6.48%
Milton Twp
690
581
20
1291
109
53.45%
45.00%
8.44%
Star Twp
169
191
7
367
-22
46.05%
52.04%
-5.99%
Torch Lake Twp
486
363
11
860
123
56.51%
42.21%
14.30%
Warner Twp
62
77
7
146
-15
42.47%
52.74%
-10.27%









Total
5884
5224
245
11353
660
51.83%
46.01%
5.81%


Stupak won easily in another rematch with Don Hooper.


Congress 1st 06 Hooper Stupak 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Banks Twp 377 441 26 844 -64 44.67% 52.25% -7.58%
Central Lake Twp 402 609 43 1054 -207 38.14% 57.78% -19.64%
Chestonia Twp 72 122 12 206 -50 34.95% 59.22% -24.27%
Custer Twp 214 276 19 509 -62 42.04% 54.22% -12.18%
Echo Twp 119 267 22 408 -148 29.17% 65.44% -36.27%
Elk Rapids Twp 621 878 34 1533 -257 40.51% 57.27% -16.76%
Forest Home Twp 442 609 43 1094 -167 40.40% 55.67% -15.27%
Helena Twp 215 364 15 594 -149 36.20% 61.28% -25.08%
Jordan Twp 114 228 16 358 -114 31.84% 63.69% -31.84%
Kearney Twp 215 364 35 614 -149 35.02% 59.28% -24.27%
Mancelona Twp 560 640 49 1249 -80 44.84% 51.24% -6.41%
Milton Twp 545 712 28 1285 -167 42.41% 55.41% -13.00%
Star Twp 113 238 15 366 -125 30.87% 65.03% -34.15%
Torch Lake Twp 392 434 23 849 -42 46.17% 51.12% -4.95%
Warner Twp 37 103 6 146 -66 25.34% 70.55% -45.21%









Total 4438 6285 386 11109 -1847 39.95% 56.58% -16.63%

Jason Allen did have an easy re-election running only 3pts behind his 02 race.


St Senate 37th 06 Allen Unger 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Banks Twp 572 267 0 839 305 68.18% 31.82% 36.35%
Central Lake Twp 631 413 0 1044 218 60.44% 39.56% 20.88%
Chestonia Twp 124 78 0 202 46 61.39% 38.61% 22.77%
Custer Twp 322 184 0 506 138 63.64% 36.36% 27.27%
Echo Twp 229 173 0 402 56 56.97% 43.03% 13.93%
Elk Rapids Twp 878 643 0 1521 235 57.73% 42.27% 15.45%
Forest Home Twp 709 379 0 1088 330 65.17% 34.83% 30.33%
Helena Twp 336 253 0 589 83 57.05% 42.95% 14.09%
Jordan Twp 184 172 0 356 12 51.69% 48.31% 3.37%
Kearney Twp 336 253 0 589 83 57.05% 42.95% 14.09%
Mancelona Twp 670 530 0 1200 140 55.83% 44.17% 11.67%
Milton Twp 769 501 0 1270 268 60.55% 39.45% 21.10%
Star Twp 215 145 0 360 70 59.72% 40.28% 19.44%
Torch Lake Twp 524 323 0 847 201 61.87% 38.13% 23.73%
Warner Twp 84 57 0 141 27 59.57% 40.43% 19.15%









Total 6583 4371 0 10954 2212 60.10% 39.90% 20.19%


The re-election campaign of Elsenheimer.


St Rep 105th 06 Elsenheimer Bauer 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Banks Twp 622 207 0 829 415 75.03% 24.97% 50.06%
Central Lake Twp 744 302 0 1046 442 71.13% 28.87% 42.26%
Chestonia Twp 124 78 0 202 46 61.39% 38.61% 22.77%
Custer Twp 361 149 0 510 212 70.78% 29.22% 41.57%
Echo Twp 228 166 0 394 62 57.87% 42.13% 15.74%
Elk Rapids Twp 959 524 0 1483 435 64.67% 35.33% 29.33%
Forest Home Twp 847 243 0 1090 604 77.71% 22.29% 55.41%
Helena Twp 397 185 0 582 212 68.21% 31.79% 36.43%
Jordan Twp 182 173 0 355 9 51.27% 48.73% 2.54%
Kearney Twp 612 181 0 793 431 77.18% 22.82% 54.35%
Mancelona Twp 694 488 0 1182 206 58.71% 41.29% 17.43%
Milton Twp 807 428 0 1235 379 65.34% 34.66% 30.69%
Star Twp 238 116 0 354 122 67.23% 32.77% 34.46%
Torch Lake Twp 583 263 0 846 320 68.91% 31.09% 37.83%
Warner Twp 86 55 0 141 31 60.99% 39.01% 21.99%









Total 7484 3558 0 11042 3926 67.78% 32.22% 35.56%

I don't need to say anything about 08 at the top of the ticket. 54% here is a loss.


POTUS McCain Obama 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Banks Twp 603 378 27 1008 225 59.82% 37.50% 22.32%
Central Lake Twp 738 576 39 1353 162 54.55% 42.57% 11.97%
Chestonia Twp 126 116 9 251 10 50.20% 46.22% 3.98%
Custer Twp 367 254 10 631 113 58.16% 40.25% 17.91%
Echo Twp 248 235 12 495 13 50.10% 47.47% 2.63%
Elk Rapids Twp 973 844 15 1832 129 53.11% 46.07% 7.04%
Forest Home Twp 743 525 22 1290 218 57.60% 40.70% 16.90%
Helena Twp 356 322 8 686 34 51.90% 46.94% 4.96%
Jordan Twp 209 261 9 479 -52 43.63% 54.49% -10.86%
Kearney Twp 581 422 18 1021 159 56.90% 41.33% 15.57%
Mancelona Twp 817 841 22 1680 -24 48.63% 50.06% -1.43%
Milton Twp 867 648 36 1551 219 55.90% 41.78% 14.12%
Star Twp 239 205 12 456 34 52.41% 44.96% 7.46%
Torch Lake Twp 547 374 10 931 173 58.75% 40.17% 18.58%
Warner Twp 92 78 6 176 14 52.27% 44.32% 7.95%









Total 7506 6079 255 13840 1427 54.23% 43.92% 10.31%


The senate race shows once again what happens when a candidate is thrown to the wolves without help.


US Senate 08
Hoogendyk Levin 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Banks Twp 541 410 33 984 131 54.98% 41.67% 13.31%
Central Lake Twp 608 653 59 1320 -45 46.06% 49.47% -3.41%
Chestonia Twp 95 140 10 245 -45 38.78% 57.14% -18.37%
Custer Twp 321 272 25 618 49 51.94% 44.01% 7.93%
Echo Twp 202 254 29 485 -52 41.65% 52.37% -10.72%
Elk Rapids Twp 865 879 42 1786 -14 48.43% 49.22% -0.78%
Forest Home Twp 632 588 40 1260 44 50.16% 46.67% 3.49%
Helena Twp 309 343 21 673 -34 45.91% 50.97% -5.05%
Jordan Twp 169 263 41 473 -94 35.73% 55.60% -19.87%
Kearney Twp 482 482 38 1002 0 48.10% 48.10% 0.00%
Mancelona Twp 621 945 72 1638 -324 37.91% 57.69% -19.78%
Milton Twp 804 679 38 1521 125 52.86% 44.64% 8.22%
Star Twp 186 237 20 443 -51 41.99% 53.50% -11.51%
Torch Lake Twp 498 389 28 915 109 54.43% 42.51% 11.91%
Warner Twp 70 90 13 173 -20 40.46% 52.02% -11.56%









Total 6403 6624 509 13536 -221 47.30% 48.94% -1.63%

The congressional race showed Stupak's strength. Casperson was supposed to give him his toughest race, but didn't do much better than the others. I don't think it was Casperson being a weak candidate. I think it was Stupak being that strong of a candidate. Up north, people like him.


Congress 1st 08 Casperson Stupak 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Banks Twp 454 511 25 990 -57 45.86% 51.62% -5.76%
Central Lake Twp 511 782 25 1318 -271 38.77% 59.33% -20.56%
Chestonia Twp 79 156 14 249 -77 31.73% 62.65% -30.92%
Custer Twp 279 318 20 617 -39 45.22% 51.54% -6.32%
Echo Twp 153 319 20 492 -166 31.10% 64.84% -33.74%
Elk Rapids Twp 766 986 49 1801 -220 42.53% 54.75% -12.22%
Forest Home Twp 527 706 32 1265 -179 41.66% 55.81% -14.15%
Helena Twp 263 398 13 674 -135 39.02% 59.05% -20.03%
Jordan Twp 144 308 21 473 -164 30.44% 65.12% -34.67%
Kearney Twp 437 551 20 1008 -114 43.35% 54.66% -11.31%
Mancelona Twp 504 1008 62 1574 -504 32.02% 64.04% -32.02%
Milton Twp 731 756 35 1522 -25 48.03% 49.67% -1.64%
Star Twp 153 284 13 450 -131 34.00% 63.11% -29.11%
Torch Lake Twp 462 440 14 916 22 50.44% 48.03% 2.40%
Warner Twp 47 118 5 170 -71 27.65% 69.41% -41.76%









Total 5510 7641 368 13519 -2131 40.76% 56.52% -15.76%

Elsenheimer won easily for his 3rd term.


St Rep 105th 08 Elsenheimer Saltonstall 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Banks Twp 680 283 21 984 397 69.11% 28.76% 40.35%
Central Lake Twp 869 417 40 1326 452 65.54% 31.45% 34.09%
Chestonia Twp 139 80 15 234 59 59.40% 34.19% 25.21%
Custer Twp 422 176 16 614 246 68.73% 28.66% 40.07%
Echo Twp 283 186 17 486 97 58.23% 38.27% 19.96%
Elk Rapids Twp 1103 629 28 1760 474 62.67% 35.74% 26.93%
Forest Home Twp 897 339 26 1262 558 71.08% 26.86% 44.22%
Helena Twp 423 239 14 676 184 62.57% 35.36% 27.22%
Jordan Twp 224 220 27 471 4 47.56% 46.71% 0.85%
Kearney Twp 707 270 24 1001 437 70.63% 26.97% 43.66%
Mancelona Twp 893 682 47 1622 211 55.06% 42.05% 13.01%
Milton Twp 985 473 40 1498 512 65.75% 31.58% 34.18%
Star Twp 311 123 15 449 188 69.27% 27.39% 41.87%
Torch Lake Twp 610 278 11 899 332 67.85% 30.92% 36.93%
Warner Twp 100 57 12 169 43 59.17% 33.73% 25.44%









Total 8646 4452 353 13451 4194 64.28% 33.10% 31.18%

All in all, this is a key base county for the most part. Antrim County is one that needs to go well over 60%+ for the GOP to have a good chance to win the state. It also is part of the tough 1st district and will need to have a big showing if Stupak retires and leaves the seat open. Stupak is very strong in the county, as showing by his wins in the county, despite a good candidate in Casperson.

The 105th district will be one to watch in 2010. It could very well be a contentious primary with several candidates already announced, including the controversial but interesting Dennis Lennox from Cheboygan County. Lennox won't be pulling any punches, I can guarantee you that. The State Senate seat will also open up in 2010 as well and will be another to watch. Both the state rep and state senate seats lean republican, but don't sleep on them if the primaries leave enough hard feelings (Like Hamburg Twp in Livingston County when a republican candidate won, but with less than 50%).

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