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Aug 8th, 2012 - State News


U.S. Senate GOP - Primary

5,071 of 5,077 precincts - 99 percent

x-Pete Hoekstra 397,728 - 54 percent

Clark Durant 246,144 - 34 percent

Randy Hekman 48,930 - 7 percent

Gary Glenn 40,637 - 6 percent

U.S. House District 3 WCentral Lower Michigan Dem - Primary

306 of 309 precincts - 99 percent

x-Steve Pestka 13,322 - 59 percent

Trevor Thomas 9,247 - 41 percent

U.S. House District 6 Southwestern Michigan GOP - Primary

308 of 309 precincts - 99 percent

x-Fred Upton (i) 45,011 - 67 percent

Jack Hoogendyk 22,613 - 33 percent

U.S. House District 11 Western Oakland-Wayne Dem - Primary

305 of 305 precincts - 100 percent

x-Syed Taj 21,730 - 59 percent

William Roberts 15,094 - 41 percent

U.S. House District 13 Eastern Wayne Dem - Primary

446 of 447 precincts - 99 percent

x-John Conyers (i) 37,874 - 55 percent

Glenn Anderson 12,443 - 18 percent

Shanelle Jackson 8,511 - 12 percent

Bert Johnson 6,840 - 10 percent

John Goci 2,646 - 4 percent

U.S. House District 14 Central Wayne Dem - Primary

348 of 349 precincts - 99 percent

x-Gary Peters (i) 41,233 - 47 percent

Hansen Clarke (i) 30,848 - 35 percent

Brenda Lawrence 11,650 - 13 percent

Mary Waters 2,920 - 3 percent

Bob Costello 1,027 - 1 percent

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Michigan murderer who escaped scheduled for court

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Coast Guard finishes lower Great Lakes icebreaking

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Five U.S. and three Canadian vessels worked to cle...

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Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

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UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

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Tigers hang on to beat the White Sox

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Updating Nutrition Labels

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