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Sun Jul 8, 2018, 12:28 AM

Democrats in Michigan seek to flip state House in 2018

LANSING, MICH. -- As midterm elections draw national attention to Michigan, some wonder if the battleground state that helped put Donald Trump in the Oval Office two years ago will continue its Republican-trifecta streak.

Michigan's state government has been single-party for the last eight years, with Republicans controlling the governor's seat, state Senate and state House. Democrats hope 2018 will be the year that trifecta shatters.

From the Upper Peninsula to southeast Michigan, Democrats are trying to flip the 63-47 GOP majority in the state House and pierce the state Senate's 27-11 supermajority. Their reasons for optimism include an open governor's seat to spur turnout, a purported "blue wave" of liberal enthusiasm, a political trend of the minority party enjoying a bump in midterm years and a number of term-limited Republicans leaving office 11 in the state House and 19 in the Senate.

Democratic candidates are mostly sticking to kitchen-table issues and attacking Republicans for bad roads, declining school performance and ongoing environmental public health scares ever since the lead contamination in Flint's water supply.

Read more: https://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article214516899.html

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Meadowoak Jul 2018 #1

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Sun Jul 8, 2018, 01:09 AM

1. Maybe if Detroit had voting machines that worked,

Michigan would have stayed a democratic state!

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