Flint-area voters have narrowed the field of candidates to two in a Michigan House of Representatives special election.
Unofficial returns on Tuesday in the 49th District showed Democrat Phil Phelps and Republican Don Pfeiffer received the most votes in their respective primaries. They will face off in a special general election in November, with Phelps favored to win the heavily Democratic district.
The seat was vacated when former Democratic Rep. Jim Ananich was sworn into the state Senate in May.
Phelps is a former legislative aide who defeated five other Democrats to advance. Pfeiffer owns consulting businesses and defeated one other Republican.
The GOP has a 59-49 edge over Democrats in the House.