The Michiaan Daily - Friday, August 10, 1984 - Page 7
From staff and wire reports
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jack
Lousma said Wednesday he wants
President Reagan and some of his
fellow former astronauts to climb on
board and campaign for him this fall.
Lousma, at a news conference, said
his race with U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-
Mich.) hopefully would bear none of the
rancor of his GOP nomination battle
with former congressman Jim Dunn.
WITH ALL of the precincts reporting,
Dunn had 200,079 or 37 percent and
Lousma 334,717 or 63 percent in
Tuesday's primary. Lousma scored
big across the state and ran about even
in Dunn's home base in the Lansing
"With this victory we have launched
the Michigan msision into orbit,"
Lousma told 100 supporters gathered at
an Ann Abor hotel on election night.
"All systems are go. In November,
when we land it will be in Washington in
the United States Senate," the former
Lousma immediately launched his
campaign for November attacking
"Carl Levin's record as Jimmy Car-
ter's strongest supporter and Ronald
Reagan's strongest foe."
AS A BAND played "Hail to the Vic-
tors," the University alumnus moved
through the crowd, shaking hands and
thanking his supporters.
In Lansing, Dunn told a small group
at his party that he had fun in the cam-
paign and hoped to teach Lousma a bit
about economics before the battle
against Levin heats up.
In a closely contested local race
Tuesday, Michael McCauley inched by
Donald Grimes in the Democratic 2nd
Congressional District primary for a
chance to meet incumbent Rep. Carl
Pursell in the November election.
McCAULEY, 35, won the election by
a mere 181 votes. Unofficial results
U.S. Senate candidate Jack Lousma, flanked by his wife, Gratia, thanks a group of supporters at the Sheraton
University Inn Tuesday night after claiming victory in his primary race against former Rep. Jim Dunn.
showed McCauley received 4,670 votes
while Grimes had 4,489.
The results came in slowly Tuesday
night and the lead switched back and
forth several times. It was not until
early Wednesday morning that Mc-
Cauley learned he won.
Scott Adler, campaign manager for
McCauley, said "the victory was a
product of hard work." "It turned out
the way we thought it would."
McCauley, a Plymouth-Canton High
School teacher, lost by a two-to-one
margin in Ann Arbor. Grimes received
1,711 votes here while McCauley had
898. However, McCauley repeatedly
said during his campaign that he would
lose in Ann Arbor because Grimes is a
resident of the city.
McCAULEY, who lives in Plymouth,
counted on the rest of the counties to
win the district. The 2nd Congressional
District includes most of Washtenaw
County and extends into parts of
several other counties.
Grimes, 28, said he was disappointed
with the loss but admitted that he can
now relax. "Now I guess I can enjoy the
rest of the summer," said the Univer-
sity research economist.
Grimes said he is not sure whether he
will ask for a recount because of the
close totals. However, Grimes
congratulated McCauley and offered
support in the uphill battle against Pur-
sell, who received over 30,000 votes in
the uncontested Republican primary.
In other local primaries, incumbent
Washtenaw County Sheriff Ron Scheibil
won the Republican nomination and
will face Democratic victor James
Douglas, Saline's police chief, in
In the non-partisan race for the
Probate Judge position, the recipients
of the two highest vote totals - Judith
Wood and Richard Conlin - will square
off in November.
Daily staff writer Lily Eng filed a
report for this story.
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GOP, Morris surprised by Jensen win
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Because Jensen has no phone and could not be
contacted, it is unclear what his plans are for his race
against the incumbent. In an interview before the
primary, Jensen said he hoped to use the race as a
"springboard" for yet another campaign for the Ann
Arbor mayorship. He said he wouldn't have enough
money to successfuly unseat Bullard.
Currently Jensen has no formal ties with the
Republican party, even though he has won the
primary. The local Republican Party does not
consider Jensen an acceptable candidate.
"IF ANYONE had read the article in the Ann Arbor
News about the two candidates, there would have
been no question on how one should have voted," said
That article, which appeared in the August 2 edition
of The Ann Arbor News, painted Jensen as an
extremely unacceptable candidate for public office.
Though not a licensed attorney, Jensen personally
filed suit against the newspaper last week for $75,000
because of the article.
In her post mortem, Morris suggested the idea that
some Democratic voters may have crossed party
lines to embarrass the local Republican Party.
According to Weaver, in such small primaries few
voters cross over.
But Weaver didn't rule out the possibility and
pointed out the results in the 15th Congressional
District, which includes nearby Ypsilanti. Voters
there chose an announced white supremist and
affiliate of the Ku Klux Klan as the Republican
nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Though there is still time to call for a recount,
Morris said she didn't have the money to ask for a
recounting of the ballots. According to Weaver, the
voting was not close enough for a recount to overturn
Morris philosophically claimed that she "learned
too much in the campaign not to run again," and
"won't allow the defeat to discourage her in a future
campaign." She plans to finish her schooling at the
University and continue to work with the Republican
"Ann Arbor had the chance for an active campaign
in the State House," said Morris. "I hope in two
years there will be a Republican candidate strong
enough to defeat Perry Bullard."
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