State Senate - District 10
Republican Candidates – John Horton (Clinton Township)
Democrat Candidates – Michael Switalski (Roseville)
Current Rep – Michael Switalski (D-Roseville)
Michael Switalski – 53.04%
Steve Rice – 45.12%
Kerry – 50.38%
Bush – 48.61%
Republican Michigander’s prognosis – Strongly Leans Democrat
Clinton Township, Roseville, Sterling Heights, and Utica
I’d like to know what the redistricters were thinking here. Roseville should not have been added to what otherwise is a marginally Republican District. Now it is a marginally democrat district, and one perfect for Switalski, who always ran ahead of most other democrats. Clinton Township is a swing area that went for Gore, Posthumus, and Kerry. Roseville is a democrat stronghold going 59% for Kerry. Sterling Heights and Utica are marginally Republican areas.
This district is winnable for each party, but it will be an uphill battle with Switalski running for re-election. He is possibly the strongest democrat in the county, and that makes this a difficult, although by no means impossible race for the GOP to win.