UPPER PENINSULA – Here are six interesting facts from Tuesday’s election.
1. Gary Peters only won only four of the 15 counties in the Upper Peninsula while Gov. Rick Snyder won 11 of the 15 counties in the U.P. Peters was elected U.S. Senator while Snyder was re-elected Governor.
2. State Rep. John Kivela of Marquette was the only house winner of the four districts in the U.P. to lose a county. Kivela lost Luce County 969 to 842.
3. The two State Senators that represent the U.P., Tom Casperson of Escanaba and Lee Chatfield of downstate Levering, won all of the counties they ran in. Both received more than 60 percent of the vote.
4. At 59.5 percent, State Rep. Scott Dianda of Calumet had the closest race of all the state candidates in the U.P. That’s despite his opponent spending no money in the campaign.
5. Dan Benishek and Jerry Cannon split the two largest counties in the 1st Congressional District. Benishek won Grand Traverse County. Cannon won Marquette County. But Benishek won all five of the middle size counties, those with votes of 10,000 to 20,000.
6. More voters in Delta County voted on the wolf hunting proposals than for Delta County District Judge, the most contested race in the county.