Map: How Debbie Stabenow beat John James for U.S. Senate
Democrat Debbie Stabenow won re-election to the U.S. Senate by defeating Donald Trump-backed John James in 15 of 83 counties including some of the state's most populous.
These included Macomb County, which voted for Trump in 2016.
But the fourth term came with her smallest margin of votes since she was elected in 2000. James, a 37-year-old Farmington Hills businessman and political newcomer won victory in 69 smaller counties.
Click on the map to see the percentage each candidate won in 2018:
Stabenow, 68, has been a longtime Lansing politician. James, an Iraq helicopter pilot veteran, waged an energetic campaign in a contest between those who favored an experienced stalwart versus a new face with new ideas and energy.
The race has received a drumbeat of attention from Trump, who endorsed James, called the African-American Republican a "rising star" in the GOP, and enlisted Vice President Mike Pence and other surrogates to raise money and campaign for him.