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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
SNYDERTE, T BIG VICTOR
STATE WIDE RACES
Rick Snyder (R) 58%
Virg Bernero (D) 40%
SECRETARY OF STATE
Ruth Johnson (R) 51%
Jocelyn Benson (D) 45%
Bill Schuette (R) 53%
- David Leyton (D) 43%
Andrea Fischer Newman (R)
Andrew Richner (R) 24%
Paul Brown (D) 22%
Greg Stephens (D) 21%
U.S. HOUSE REP. SEAT 15TH
* CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
John Dingell CD) 56%
Rob Steele (R) 40%
U.S. HOUSE REP. SEAT 7TH
Tim Walberg (R) 50%
Mark Schauer (D) 45%
STATE SENATE 18TH
Rebekah Warren (D) 65%
John Hochstetler (R) 3S%
STATE HOUSE OF REPS.
Jeff Irwin CD) 80%
Chase Ingersoll (R) 20%
John Hieftje (D) 82%
Steve Bean (no party affiliation) 18%
WARD 2 CITY
Tony Derezinsky (D) 79%
Emily Hopp Salvette (Libertarian)
'U' alum, Republican
by 18% margin
By BETHANY BIRON
DETROIT - "We have come a
long way," Republican governor-
elect Rick Snyder told a packed
party in the Wes-
tin Book Cadil-
lac Hotel here
tonight. The Ann
man addressed the
watch party attendees after the
crowd chanted "We want Rick!"
Snyder, who branded himself
as a political outsider with the
business acumen needed to fix
Michigan, will be heading to the
governor's mansion come Janu-
ary after routing Democrat and
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.
Bernero conceded the race at
around 10 p.m. last night.
"The people of Michigan have
spoken," Snyder told the crowd
last night. "It's time to reinvent
In replacing Democratic Gov.
Jennifer Granholm, Snyder is
ushering in a new era of Repub-
lican rule in the state. Michigan's
last Republican governor was
John Engler, who was in office
from 1993 to 2002.
During his concession speech
at the MGM Grand hotel here,
Bernero said he fought a good
fight to protect the American
dream, which he believes is in
"I'll keep fighting for people on
Main Street because those are the
LSA senior Yousef Rabhi and
Mayor Hieftje's wins.
See News, Page 3A
Michigan's governor-elect Rick Snyder celebrates on stage last night at the Wes-
tin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit with his running mate, Brian Calley, and their
families and other supporters. A self-proclaimed nerd, Snyder rode a steady cam-
paign to an easy win in yesterday's gubernatorial election.
values we all share," Bernero said.
"It's where I come from, and it's
what I'll always do. The fight for
the Michigan of opportunity goes
on for everyone."
Duringhis victory speech, Sny-
der thanked his family, those who
helped run his campaign and the
citizens of Michigan.
"For me this is much more than
an election," Snyder said. "This is
about an effort to reinvent Michi-
Snyder also lauded his oppo-
A full story on Bernero's
reaction to the results.
See News, Page 6A
nent's efforts, sayingthat Bernero
"ran ahard-fought race."
The University alum and Ann
Arbor businessman ran for gov-
ernor after his wife Sue urged
him to enter the race in order to
help fix the downtrodden state.
Throughout his campaign, Sny-
der emphasized his lack of politi-
cal experience saying that his
business background would help
him bring the innovative outlook
needed to fix Lansing - a notion
See SNYDER, Page 3A
Coverage of yesterday's wins
by V alumni Warren, Irwin.
See News, Poge SA
FOR MORE COVERAGE OF STATEWIDE ELECTION RESULTS, SEE NEWS, PAGE 5A
. ~Echoing national trend,
GOP reclaims 7th dist.
Carsten Honke CD)
John Floyd (R).
Newcombe Clark (no party
Democrat Schauer as
control of House
By JOSEPH LICHTERMAN
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -
Former U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg
(R-Mich.) reclaimed his seat in
Congress last night by defeating
incumbent U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer
HOUSE HITS, SENATE STAYS
(D-Mich.) in Michigan's seventh
congressional district as Republi-
cans nationwide made sweeping
gains in the Senate and took con-
trol of the majority in the House of
With all 329 precincts inthe dis-
trict reporting as of4 a.m., Walberg
won with 50 percent of the votes to
Schauer's 45 percent in a race that
had been in an almost statistical
dead-heat in the weeks leading up
to the election.
Walberg reclaimed his seat in
Congress after Schauer beat him
See U.S. HOUSE, Page 2A
Yousef Rabhi (D) 75%
Joe Baubis (R) 24%
CONVICTED FELONS FROM
HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE
soURCES: AP AND WsHTErFFw
COUsN CLERK'S OFFICE
united States Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) celebrates winning re-election in Taylor, Mich. last night. Dingell beat out
Republican and cardiologist Rob Steele in a surprisingly close race.
Rep. Dingell clinches.
28th termin nail biter
ongest-serving off a significant upset challenge
from Republican Rob Steele.
)ngressman ever With 97 percent of precincts
reporting, Dingell, the longest-
'oids upset from serving U.S. congressman ever
at age 84, has 56 percent of the
tpublican Steele vote, while Steele sits at 4p
percent, The Associated Press
By MIKE MERAR reported as of 4 a.m.
Daily StaffReporter Last night, hundreds of Din-
gell supporters gathered in the
kYLOR, Mich. - United local UAW hall in Taylor, Mich.
s Rep. John Dingell (D- to hear the election results. Din-
.) will enter his 56th year gell arrived late in the night to
ongress after successfully loud cheers of support from the
ng onto his seat in Michi- crowd.
15th district and staving After thanking his family and
important staff members, Din-
gell spoke of the campaign and
the hard-fought race.
"We have worked hard in this
campaign," he said. "It has been
a good one, it has been clean, it
has been hard, it has been a good
presentation of the issues to the
people we serve."
In his address to supporters,
Dingell spoke of returning to
Congress and fighting for the
constituents of the 15th district.
"We're going to go back to
Washington and work our
hearts out for you again," he
See DINGELL, Page 3A
There was indeed a shake-up in the U.S. Congress yesterday as Republicans gained control of
the House.. But the tide wasn't strong enough to give them leadership of the Senate as well.
HOUSE 1I om SENATE U
Fischer Newman, Richner
return to Board of Regents
By KYLE SWANSON
Daily News Editor
University Regents Andrea
Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor)
and Andrew Richner (R-Grosse
Pointe Park) won their bids for re-
election to the University's Board
of Regents yesterday.
The two incumbents nar-
rowly beat out their Democratic
opponents Paul Brown and Greg
Stephens. The wins will give New-
See REGENTS, Page 6A
How should Rich Rod deal with the
prodding media as his program
slides? Take cues from his QB, writes
Joe Stapleton. >) SEE SPORTS, PAGE 8A
A MOVEMENT TO THE MIDDLE
What the Stewart-Colbert rally in D.C. says about old Ann
Arbor political stereotypes. SEE THE STATEMENT, INSIDE
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