Dems Kildee, Ananich re-elected

GENESEE COUNTY — In statewide polling, Republican Governor Rick Snyder beat Democrat challenger Mark Schauer to win re-election to a second term, but Democrat leanings held strong in Genesee County.

Fifth District U.S. Congressman Daniel T. Kildee, 56, of Flint Township easily won re-election to a two-year term.

In the 27th district state senate race, Democrat incumbent Jim Ananich, of Flint, also coasted to victory.

In Genesee County, Kildee pulled 89,962 (69.09 pct) of votes to beat Republican challenger Allen Hardwick of Davison Township, who received 37,643 (28.91 pct) votes. Harold H. Jones, of Coleman, the Libertarian candidate, drew 2,498 (1.92 pct) votes.

The unofficial final tally is Kildee, 147,260; Hardwick, 68,561 and Jones, 4707, according to Michigan General Election Results reported on the Department of State web site.

In the state senate race, Ananich fended off Republican challenger Brendt Gerics by votes of 51,296 (76.35 pct) to 15,057 (22.41 pct), respectively. Ananich is elected to a four-year term.

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