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Tag: 2012 analysis
The 2012 election was rough on the top of the ticket in Michigan. Mitt Romney lost 44.8%-54.3%, improving significantly over John McCain's performance, but not enough to overcome the democrat lean of the state in presidential years. He actually won 63 of 83 counties, but Obama won six of the largest seven.
The results were much worse in the Senate race, where Pete Hoekstra was destroyed by Debbie Stabenow 38%-58.8%. This race is the subject of this separate post:
Beyond these races, though Michigan Republicans held up pretty well, though. We held all our congressional seats, maintaining a 9-5 edge.
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