District 2: U.S. Rep. Huizenga wins 4th term

Keith Laing
Detroit News Washington Bureau

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga has won fourth term representing Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District.

Congressman Bill Huizenga speaks at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base in  2015.

The Associated Press has called the race between the Zeeland Republican and Dennis Murphy, D-Grandville. Huizenga was leading by a margin of 63.9 to 31.4 percent with 85 percent of the vote in, according to the AP.

Huizenga initially withheld his support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in May for his comments on monetary policy and broadening executive power, among other controversies.

But 47-year-old former state lawmaker eventually endorsed the nominee and spoke out for the New York businessman during the last two weeks of the campaign.

“We know that working with a Republican House and Senate and Donald Trump in the White House will be a formula for success,” Huizenga said at an Oct. 31 Trump rally in Walker outside of Grand Rapids. “We will be able to change things.”

klaing@detroitnews.com