Primary roundup: Top stories from Tuesday's election
It's the day after Michigan's primary election, and many Metro Detroiters went to the polls to decide local ballot issues and choose candidates for November matchups. Catch up on what you missed overnight, and dive deep into full results here.
Everybody loves the zoo
Unofficial returns showed the 10-year renewal won comfortably in all three counties. In Oakland County, it was by a roughly 3-to-1 margin. In Wayne County, nearly 70.1 percent of voters supported the renewal. Just like in 2008, the vote was closest in Macomb County.
Conyers likely to stay put in Washington
U.S. Rep. John Conyers fended off Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey Tuesday in the closest the closest primary the Democrat has had in many years. The 87-year-old Detroiter appears poised to win a 27th term and remain the longest-serving member of Congress.
Retired general wins battle for Congress seat
In Michigan's 1st Congressional District, retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jack Bergman defeated two veteran state legislators in a hotly contested Republican primary. Bergman ran an outsider campaign that steered clear of a campaign trail feud in which Casperson and Allen carried on about their legislative voting records on taxes and labor union power.
Mitchell favored to succeed Candice Miller
Wealthy businessman Paul Mitchell is in position to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Candice Miller in the strongly Republican 10th Congressional District. Mitchell will be favored to win the Nov. 8 general election against former Democratic state Rep. Frank Accavitti Jr. of Eastpointe.
Oakland voters back safety, school issues
Voters in most Oakland County communities with millages on Tuesday's ballot supported boosting funding for schools, police and fire and other city services.
Wayne likes its parks
Wayne County voters Tuesday gave strong support to a millage to fund county park operations and upgrades.
- For the open state Senate seat in the Fourth District, Ian Conyers, the 27-year-old great nephew of Detroit U.S. Rep. John Conyers, leads former state Rep. Fred Durhal Jr., the 64-year-old political veteran who attacked Conyers’ relative inexperience during the campaign.
Former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is positioned for a comeback as he landed among the top candidates for Third Circuit judge. Voters will have the final say in November.
Macomb supports veterans, Fouts
A tax issue to aid thousands of Macomb County veterans was approved by voters Tuesday. Another Conyers -- Ian this time -- is poised to become a new state senator as a bunch of Democratic state lawmakers including embattled state Rep. Brian Banks of Harper Woods overcame primary challenges.
- Voters will decide in November whether Mayor Jim Fouts, now in his third term, will be eligible for two extra terms.