Republicans won largely in Michigan on Tuesday as President-elect Donald Trump won the state by 15,600 votes with 98.3 percent of precincts reporting.
This election marks the first time since 2000 that Democrats failed to gain seats in a presidential cycle. Republicans in Michigan’s U.S. House delegation won reelection and Republican Jack Bergman won the 1st U.S. House District in Northern Michigan. The two Republican nominees to the Michigan Supreme Court, Justice David Viviano and Justice Joan Larsen, won. U.S. Representative Candice Miller won the public works commissioner post in Macomb County.
Republican Diana Farrington of Utica defeated Democrat Michael Notte of Shelby Township in the 30th District. In the 99th District, Roger Hauck of Mount Pleasant defeated Democrat Bryan Mielke, and in the 101st District former Democratic Representative Dan Scripps lost to Republican Curt VanderWall. Representative Holly Hughes (R-White River Township) won her re-election, being the first incumbent to win in the 91st District since 2008. Representative John Bizon (R-Battle Creek) was also able to hold his 62nd District seat.
Other Republican victors include Republican Jeff Noble of Canton in the 20th House District, Steve Marino in the 24th House District, Representative Klint Kesto (R-Commerce Township) in the 39th House District, Representative Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) in the 56th House District, Bronna Kahle of the 57th House District, Representative Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo) in the 61st House District, Beth Griffin in the 66th House District, Representative Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) in the 71st District, Sue Allor in the 106th District, and Beau LaFave in the 108th District.
U.S. Representative Mike Bishop maintained his 8th U.S. House District seat against Democrat Suzanna Shkreli. U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) defeated Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline).