Holding the Michigan House
Democrats narrowly won the Michigan House two years ago, winning a 58-52 majority. The chamber is one of the most vulnerable to partisan change this ...
Democrats narrowly won the Michigan House two years ago, winning a 58-52 majority. The chamber is one of the most vulnerable to partisan change this year, although you wouldn't know that from an Oakland Press story that ran on Sunday.
The story notes that 45 of the 110 seats are open this year due to term limits -- a number that is actually lower than in previous cycles.
Because there are 28 term-limited Republicans and 16 term-limited Democrats, and because the Democrats control the House, the odds of retaining control are with the Democrats.
But term limits don't tell the whole story. The trick for Democrats will be for their freshmen to hold onto the formerly Republican seats they won two years ago.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
First-in-Nation 'Blue Lives Matter' Law Makes Police Hate-Crime Victims in Louisiana2 days ago
Ruling Gives Juvenile Murderers in Florida a Shot at Freedom2 days ago
Local Police Force in Pennsylvania Asks Feds to Investigate Them2 days ago
Buying a Gun in Ohio Just Got Easier2 days ago
Feds Censure Maine Town Over Financial Records2 days ago
Judge Strikes Down Montana's Campaign Contribution Limits -- Then Reinstates Them Days Later2 days ago