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Wednesday, November 5,2014

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BIG DAY FOR REPUBLICANS
SNYDER EARNSSECOND TERM- G.O.P TAKES CONTROL OF U.S. SENATE

MIDTERM
ELECTION
RESULTS
STATE
EXECUTIVE
GOVERNOR
Rick Snyder (R)
LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR
Brian Calley (R)
SECRETARY OF
STATE
Ruth Johnson (R)
STATE
JUDICIAL
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Bill Schuette (R)
MICHIGAN
LE MATI
MICHIGAN STATE
SENATE
Rebekah Warren (D)
* MICHIGAN HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES
Jeff Irwin (D)
U.1S.
LEGISLATIVE
U.S. SENATE
Gary Peters (D)
U.S. HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES
Debbie Dingell (D)
WASHTENAW
COUNTY
PROBATE COURT
Julia Owdziej (D)
CIRCUIT COURT
Patrick Conlin (D)
ANN ARBOR
MAYOR
Christopher Taylor (D)
CITY COUNCIL
Sumi Kailasapathy (D)
Chuck Warpehoski (D)

Julie Grand (D)
Graydon Kraphol (D)
Kirk Westphal (D)
REGENTS
Too close to call

TOP: Republican Gov. Rick Snyder celebrates after being reelected to a second term at the Renaissance Center in Detroit (JAMES COLLER/Daily).
BOTTOM LEFT: U.S. Senator-elect Gary Peters (D) celebrates after being elected to his first term at the MGM Grand Detroit (AMANDA ALLEN/Daily).
BOTTOM RIGHT: Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) addresses attendees at the Michigan Republican Party's watch party (JAMES COLLER/Daily).

Sny derreelected
to second term

I dark day
for Dems.,
Peters wins

By nearly five point Snyder said. "It was not the time
to fix Michigan; that was not
margin, governor going to be good enough. It was
rides on record to time to reinvent Michigan."
In his speech, Snyder said
defeat Schauer there was plenty of evidence of
an economic turnaround. He
pointed to the creation of nearly
By BEN ATLAS 300,000 private sector jobs, the
Daily StaffReporter increase in the value of Michi-
gan homes and the greater num-
Michigan voters have granted ber of college graduates taking
four more years to the "nerd." jobs in the state as indicators of
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder success.
won reelection Tuesday, defeat- Yet despite Snyder's belief
ing Democratic challenger Mark in the success of his first term,
Schauer in a closer-than-expect- he maintained there was much
ed campaign. work to be done in the next four
With most precincts in the years.
state reporting, Snyder captured "When you have success like
51 percent of the vote compared this what's the next thing you
to Schauer's 47 percent. In the need to do? It's not to stay com-
last few days before the election, placent, it's time to accelerate
Snyder and Schauer were close and go even faster," Snyder said.
inthe polls with the Detroit Free Snyder hinted at some of
Press reporting a two-point lead his goals for his second term,
in Snyder's favor on Oct. 29. like filling tens of thousands of
In his victory speech at the skilled trade jobs, helping young
Renaissance Center in Detroit people connect with education
Tuesday night, Snyder empha- opportunities and improving
sized the economic trouble the access to career technical edu-
state had long endured and his cation, all of which he hopes will
efforts to fundamentally change lead to more well-paying middle
its course. class jobs.
"Our spirit was being broken," Four years after running on

a pledge to reinvent Michigan's
economy, Snyder was able to
secure a second term largely
on his fulfillment of that prom-
ise. His supporters point to his
hands-on approach to Detroit's
recovery as a signature accom-
plishment of his first term. The
state legislature, the city and its
creditors and pensioners struck
a Grand Bargain that allowed
the city to move ahead with its
bankruptcy proceedings, which
will wrap up this month.
On higher education, Snyder
cut state funding in 2011 with
the promise to raise it again in
subsequent years. He has incre-
mentally increased the funding
but has yet to return it to the 2011
levels. Consequently, Schauer
attempted to brand himself as
the "education governor" in his
campaign, calling for its funding
to be restored to pre-2011 levels
upon election to office.
In terms of the statewide
economy, Snyder repealed the
Michigan Business Tax and
replaced it with a flat tax to
appeal to new businesses, and
each of his last two budgets
have resulted in a surplus. Addi-
tionally, the state's 7.2-percent
See SNYDER, Page 4A

Democratic U.S.
Senate candidate
bucks national
trend
By SHOHAM GEVA
Daily StaffReporter
U.S. House Rep. Gary Peters
(D-Detroit) will be the next
U.S Senator from Michigan.
Peters, who hasserved inthe
U.S House of Representatives
for five years, faced off against
Terri -Lynn Land, former
Michigan Secretary of State.
The race was called by CNN
and the Detroit Free Press at 9
p.m, and as of press time early
Wednesday morning with 95
percent of precincts reporting,
Peters led Land 55 percent to
41 percent.
Minutes after Peters' pro-
jected win was announced,
Land called Peters to concede.
She did not release a statement,
talk to the press or speak to
the Republican watch party in

Detroit following her conces-
sion.
Peters will succeed fellow
Democrat Carl Levin, who has
served in the U.S. Senate for
more than 35 years. The seat
was originally expected to be
hotly contested and potentially
a key race to determine which
party would be the overall
majority in the Senate.
However, Peters, who main-
tained a slight lead in the polls
over Land throughout much
of the general election season,
pulled away from his opponent
significantly by the last quar-
ter of the race to a double-digit
lead.
"Michigan was obviously a
squandered opportunity for
the Republicans," Political
Science Prof. Michael Trau-
gott said Tuesday night. "Her
campaign got off to a bad start
because of the initial interac-
tion with the media, so her
campaign team decided to
hide her from reporters and
restricted her access to voters
at public events, so she never
See PETERS, Page 4A

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