Michigan - U.S. House, District 1

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Gary McDowell

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: April 21, 1952
  • Residence: Rudyard, MI

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Dan Benishek

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: April 20, 1952
  • Residence: Crystal Falls, MI

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Previous Results

    Michigan U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Bart Stupak DEM 213,216 65%
    Tom Casperson REP 107,340 32.7%
    Jean Treacy GRE 2,669 0.8%
    Daniel Grow LIB 2,533 0.8%
    Joshua Warren TAX 2,070 0.6%

    U.S. President: Michigan (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 2,872,579 57.4%
    John McCain REP 2,048,639 41%
    Ralph Nader NAT 33,085 0.7%
    Bob Barr LIB 23,716 0.5%
    Chuck Baldwin TAX 14,685 0.3%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 8,892 0.2%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 27, 2010

    New CQ - Roll Call Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Oct 1, 2010

      New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        Sep 24, 2010

        New Cook Political Report Rating

        Lean-R (was Toss-up)

          Sep 8, 2010

          A Close Race To Replace Stupak

          This is a marginally Democratic but socially conservative district, and Bart Stupak (D), a strong opponent of abortion, has had no trouble winning re-election over the years. But with Stupak, who took a pounding from the left and then the right during the tense debate over the health care bill, retiring, Republicans think they have a shot. Dan Benishek, a surgeon, barely won his primary while Democrats rallied early behind state Rep. Gary McDowell.
          -Ken Rudin

          New NPR Rating



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