Democrat Ananich wins Michigan Senate election

By: AP
By: AP

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Senate is going to have a new member soon.

Unofficial results late Tuesday show Democratic state Rep. Jim Ananich of Flint easily winning a special election for a seat representing the Flint area. Republican Robert Daunt of Flint also ran for the Democratic-leaning district.

The 38-member Senate is missing a member because Democrat John Gleason left halfway through his four-year term after being elected Genesee County clerk. Republicans hold a 26-11 majority in the Senate.

Ananich could be sworn in later this week or next week.

Ananich defeated Daunt in a state House election in 2012. Others running in the special Senate race were Libertarian Robert Nicholls and Green Party candidate Bobby Jones.


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