4 key Metro Detroit races to watch for in Nov. 3 election

From State House to Macomb County’s presidential race, Michigan has plenty to watch in General Election

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DETROIT – Here are four key races in Metro Detroit to watch in the Nov. 3 General Election.

Michigan State House

A big question in Michigan is whether the Democrats flip the state House. There are four seats the Dems think they can flip. There is Berman v. Pulver, Schroeder v. Breadon, Tisdel v. Anness and Turner v. Breen. All of these are Metro Detroit districts, and all are in Oakland County.

Follow State House results here on Nov. 3.

Detroit School Board

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is only supporting one of the candidates in the Detroit Public Schools Community District Board race -- Iris Taylor.

Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, who is a foe of Duggan’s, does in the race. She is likely the top vote getter, but she is getting majorly outspent.

View the list of the rest of the candidates here.

Warren term limits

Will Warren Mayor Jim Fouts be forced to have the same term limits as the rest of the elected leaders in Warren? The term limit for all Warren elected officials was decided overwhelmingly by voters in 1998. However, the limit for Mayor Jim Fouts and any other current mayors was extended to five four-year terms, or 20 years, by a narrow majority of voters in 2016.

What does Macomb County do?

We have internals from the DNC that suggest Joe Biden wins Macomb County. However, it’s unclear if there is anybody who actually lives in Macomb County who thinks that’s true. The only Dem who is really working on their countywide race is Lorie Barnwell for treasurer. What happens in the prosecutor, clerk, treasurer races?

Follow here: Michigan General Election Results for Macomb County on Nov. 3, 2020


ClickOnDetroit will have live election results after the polls close Tuesday, Nov. 3 -- follow here. You can find results from your SE Michigan ballot all right here.

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Read more: U.S. Senate battleground: Peters, James in heated race for Michigan seat

Meanwhile, First term U.S. Senator Gary Peters, 61, a Democrat, is facing a formidable challenge from Republican John James, 39, an Iraq war veteran who runs a logistics company in Detroit.

The polling has repeatedly shown either a dead heat or a margin of error race. James is the GOP’s best hope to pick up a Senate seat in what is a battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

Read more here.


About the Authors:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.