Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Early election results: Bernero declared gubernatorial winner in Democratic primary

From Ed Brayton of the Michigan Messenger:

Several news outlets are already declaring Virg Bernero to be the winner of the Democratic primary. With 11 percent of the votes in, he leads Andy Dillon by a 58-42 margin.*

... As of 8:45 p.m., with about 5 percent of precincts reporting, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is leading House Speaker Andy Dillon by a 60-40 margin.

With about 4 percent of precincts reporting, the GOP primary is fairly tight. Rick Snyder leads with 34 percent, Rep. Pete Hoekstra is at 30 percent and Attorney General Mike Cox is at 26 percent. ...

Update 10:26 p.m.: Pete Hoekstra has conceded the (Republican) race to Rick Snyder. No word yet from the Cox campaign, but with 45 percent of the precincts reporting Snyder continues to lead with 37 percent of the vote. Hoekstra is at 26 percent and Cox at 24 percent.

* Editor's Notes: Both the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News are declaring Virg Bernero the winning Democratic candidate for governor. Click here for the Free Press article "It's Snyder vs. Bernero in November showdown for Michigan governor."

Visit the Michigan Messenger for more updates.

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