2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan

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2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan

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All 14 Michigan seats in the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Last election 7 7 0

The 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the 14 U.S. Representatives from the state of Michigan, one from each of the state's 14 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. Party primaries will be held on August 4, 2020. The Michigan delegation prior to the election consists of seven Democrats, six Republicans and one independent.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district covers the Upper Peninsula and the northern part of the Lower Peninsula. The incumbent is Republican Jack Bergman, who was re-elected with 56.3% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Dana Ferguson, construction worker[2]

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district runs along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan taking in Lake, Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo counties and parts of Mason County, and includes parts of the Grand Rapids suburbs, including Ottawa County and parts of Allegan and Kent counties. The incumbent is Republican Bill Huizenga, who was re-elected with 55.3% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is based in western Michigan, and is home to the city of Grand Rapids. The incumbent is Independent Justin Amash, who was re-elected as a Republican with 54.4% of the vote in 2018,[1] and announced that he was leaving the party on July 4, 2019.[4] The Cook Political Report has rated this contest a 'toss-up'.[5]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Jim Lower
Politicians

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Lynn
Afendoulis
Justin
Amash
Jim
Lower
Peter
Meijer
Tom
Norton
Undecided
Strategic National June 29 – July 1, 2019 400 ± 4.9% 17% 17% 27% 4% 5% 30%
Practical Political Consulting June 5–9, 2019 335 33% 49%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Amanda Brunzell, navy veteran[19]
  • Nick Colvin, attorney[20]
  • Hillary Scholten, attorney[21]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Doug Booth, healthcare operations manager[22]
Declined[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 4[edit]

The 4th district encompasses central Michigan, including Midland and Mount Pleasant. The incumbent is Republican John Moolenaar, who was re-elected with 62.6% of the vote in 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 6[edit]

The 6th district is based in southwest Michigan, including all of Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties, as well as most of Allegan County. The incumbent is Republican Fred Upton, who was re-elected with 50.2% of the vote in 2018.[1] The Cook Political Report has rated this contest 'likely Republican'.[25]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Potential[edit]

District 8[edit]

The 8th district is based in southeast Michigan, including most of Lansing as well as Oakland County, including Rochester. The incumbent is Democrat Elissa Slotkin, who flipped the district and was elected with 50.6% of the vote in 2018.[1] The Cook Political Report has rated this contest a 'toss-up'.[25]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]

District 10[edit]

The 10th district takes in the eastern Lower Peninsula region known as the Thumb, consisting of Huron County, Lapeer County, St. Clair County, and Sanilac County as well as most of northern Macomb County and eastern Tuscola County. The incumbent is Republican Paul Mitchell, who was re-elected with 60.8% of the vote in 2018,[1] and subsequently announced he would not seek re-election on July 24, 2019.[30]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]
Declined[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

District 11[edit]

The 11th district is situated northwest of Detroit, comprising portions of northwestern Wayne and southwestern Oakland counties. The incumbent is Democrat Haley Stevens, who flipped the district and was elected with 51.8% of the vote in 2018.[1] The Cook Political Report has rated this contest 'lean Democratic'.[25]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Whittney Williams, auto show product specialist and former model[34]
Declined[edit]

District 13[edit]

The 13th district is located entirely within Wayne County, including parts of Detroit and its suburbs. The incumbent is Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who was elected with 84.2% of the vote in 2018 without major-party opposition.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]
Endorsements[edit]
Rashida Tlaib
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Rashida
Tlaib
Brenda
Jones
Benny
Napoleon
Undecided
Target Insyght July 23–25, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 51% 8% 23% 17%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Rashida
Tlaib
Brenda
Jones
Undecided
Target Insyght July 23–25, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 56% 19% 25%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Wasserman, David; Flinn, Ally (November 7, 2018). "2018 House Popular Vote Tracker". Cook Political Report. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Ferguson announces campaign for Michigan's 1st District". WLUC. June 27, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Frick, Melissa (July 21, 2019). "Pastor to challenge Huizenga in Michigan's 2nd Congressional District". Michigan Local News. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Burman, Max (July 4, 2019). "Rep. Justin Amash announces he's leaving Republican Party". NBC News. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Amash's Departure From the GOP Moves MI-03 From Solid Republican to Toss Up". The Cook Political Report.
  6. ^ Huffman, Bryce (June 27, 2019). "State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis announces run for Congress". Michigan Radio. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  7. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 9, 2019). "Grand Rapids arena owner enters race for Justin Amash's seat". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Spangler, Todd (May 20, 2019). "After impeachment remarks, Rep. Justin Amash gets Republican challenger". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  9. ^ Nann Burke, Melissa (July 3, 2019). "Meijer joins crowded field of GOP challengers to Amash". The Detroit News. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Oosting, Jonathan; Nann Burke, Melissa (May 2, 2019). "Insider: Whitmer, Nessel on same page with Line 5". The Detroit News. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Isenstadt, Alex. "Trump looks to squash Amash". POLITICO. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Nann Burke, Melissa (July 1, 2019). "Crowded GOP primary could aid Amash's reelection prospects". The Detroit News. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Dwyer, Dustin [@dustindwyer] (July 4, 2019). "I'll have you know, dear listeners, I very rudely chased @justinamash into the street at the Hollyhock Lane parade to ask about the op-ed in the @washingtonpost He says he's still running in #MI03, but as an independent. "I've been thinking about it for a while," Amash says" (Tweet). Retrieved July 4, 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Jim Lower. "I am proud to endorse my friend, Jim Lower. In the state legislature I have worked alongside Jim on issues both big and small. Some people talk, Jim delivers results. No matter the situation, The 3rd CD can trust Jim Lower to be their voice in DC. -Rep. Thomas Albert". Twitter.
  15. ^ Jim Lower. "I'm honored to have the endorsement of my strong conservative, pro-@realDonaldTrump, ally Judy Emmons. Judy knows what it takes to get conservative reforms done. She's served parts of the 3rd CD for years". Twitter.
  16. ^ Jim Lower. "Jim's been there for me when I needed it. As a Veteran and a fmr. Sheriff's Deputy, I know how important it is for colleagues to have each others backs. Jim will make an excellent Congressman. He'll have @realDonaldTrump back and work with others to get things done -Rep. Mueller". Twitter.
  17. ^ Jim Lower. "I strongly support Jim Lower for Congress. He has a long list of conservative accomplishments we can all be proud of. On a personal note, Jim is one of us. He's a good father, husband, and friend. He'll be a Congressman we can rely on -Sen. @rickoutman @GOPChairwoman @MIGOPChair". Twitter.
  18. ^ Jim Lower. "SPT. Wentworth: While serving with Jim, I've watched him collaboratively navigate very difficult state-wide problems and find solutions with a high rate of success. Jim can bring back the experience and knowledge it takes to actually get things done for MI CD3 @GOPLeader". Twitter.
  19. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 3, 2019). "Peter Meijer, heir to grocery chain fortune, to take on Justin Amash". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  20. ^ Nann Burke, Melissa (June 18, 2019). "Former Obama staffer aims to challenge Amash for U.S. House seat". The Detroit News. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  21. ^ McVicar, Brian (July 8, 2019). "Immigration attorney jumps into Democratic primary for 3rd Congressional District". MLive. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  22. ^ "Amash challenger Doug Booth steps down from 'expensive' race". WZZM. August 1, 2019. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  23. ^ Albro, Cathy (March 22, 2019). "I have made the decision to not run for Congress in 2020. Electing candidates who will stand up to corporate- financed politicians and change the system is of the highest priority and the goal of my continuing work. I will keep this Facebook page active (with a new name) sharing important conversations focused on issues. Thank you for your support! Here is a letter I'll be sending out today to our contact list". Facebook. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  24. ^ Kukulka, Mitchell (July 20, 2019). "CMU professor running for Congress". Midland Daily News. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  25. ^ a b c https://cookpolitical.com/ratings/house-race-ratings
  26. ^ Albin, Rick (April 8, 2019). "Hoadley to challenge Upton in U.S. House race". WOOD. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  27. ^ Pathé, Simone (February 14, 2019). "To run or not to run again? Failed 2018 candidates weigh 2020 options". Roll Call. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  28. ^ a b c "Latest rumor: Eaton County GOP senator might move to 8th District to run against Slotkin". The Livingston Post. August 6, 2019. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  29. ^ Oosting, Jonathan (March 27, 2019). "All eyes on Bouchard as GOP seeks Patterson successor". The Detroit News. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  30. ^ a b c d e f Burke, Melissa Nann (July 24, 2019). "GOP Rep. Mitchell plans to retire from Congress, rips rhetoric over policy". The Detroit News. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  31. ^ a b c d Pathé, Simone (July 24, 2019). "Michigan Rep. Paul Mitchell won't seek third term in 2020". Roll Call. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  32. ^ a b Levine, Eric (July 31, 2019). "Mitchell's announcement opens door for others". Sanilac County News. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  33. ^ https://sanilaccountynews.mihomepaper.com/articles/mitchells-announcement-opens-door-for-others/
  34. ^ Oosting, Jonathan (August 19, 2019). "Pro-Trump immigrant challenges Stevens for Congress". The Detroit News. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  35. ^ Eggert, David (June 6, 2019). "James announces Senate run against Sen. Peters in Michigan". Associated Press. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  36. ^ Nann Burke, Melissa (January 1, 2019). "The 5-week congresswoman: Brenda Jones exiting House". The Detroit News. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  37. ^ "July US Senate GOP primary poll -- 2012" (PDF). MIRS News. July 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  38. ^ https://www.justicedemocrats.com/candidates
  39. ^ https://twitter.com/WorkingFamilies/status/1159811073907859456

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for 1st district candidates
Official campaign websites for 2nd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 3rd district candidates
Official campaign websites for 4th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 6th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 10th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 11th district candidates