No ‘Blue Wave’ in Oxford or Addison

Incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Bishop, who lost his re-election bid to Democrat Elissa Slotkin, spoke during a GOP rally at Legacy 925 in Oxford Township on Nov. 5. Standing next to him is Oxford resident Don Steiner, a World War II veteran. Photo by Shelby Tankersley.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Bishop, who lost his re-election bid to Democrat Elissa Slotkin, spoke during a GOP rally at Legacy 925 in Oxford Township on Nov. 5. Standing next to him is Oxford resident Don Steiner, a World War II veteran. Photo by Shelby Tankersley.

The ‘Blue Wave’ hit Michigan hard in the Nov. 6 general election as Democrats were elected to all the major state offices and the U.S. Congress.

But in Oxford and Addison townships, there was no ‘Blue Wave’ as most voters cast their ballots for Republican candidates.

Although GOP candidate Bill Schuette, currently serving as state attorney general, lost the governor’s race to Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, he was the favorite here.

In Oxford, Schuette garnered 5,785 votes to Whitmer’s 4,220.

In Addison, Schuette topped Whitmer 2,250 to 1,053.

Democrat Jocelyn Benson will become the new secretary of state after defeating Republican Mary Treder Lang.

Locally, Treder Lang was the clear choice.

Oxford voters delivered 5,721 votes for Treder Lang as opposed to 4,109 votes for Benson.

Addison voters followed suit by casting 2,201 ballots for Treder Lang and 1,041 for Benson.

Democrat Dana Nessel was elected as state attorney general. She beat GOP candidate Tom Leonard.

Leonard was the pick of Oxford voters who cast 5,878 ballots for him and 3,665 for Nessel.

Addison residents also favored Leonard, giving him 2,256 votes to Nessel’s 922.

Incumbent Republican Mike Bishop lost his 8th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to Democrat Elissa Slotkin.

But Bishop didn’t lose locally.

In Oxford, he beat Slotkin 5,807 to 4,026. Bishop garnered 2,238 votes to Slotkin’s 1,026 in Addison.

Incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow hung on to her seat in the U.S. Senate by defeating Republican challenger John James.

If local voters had their way, Stabenow would be out of a job.

Oxford voters chose James over Stabenow 6,122 to 4,012.

In Addison, James handily beat Stabenow 2,308 to 1,035.

Michigan voters approved Proposal 18-1 to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Oxford and Addison were split on the issue.

Oxford voters rode the ‘green wave’ by passing the marijuana proposal 5,625 to 4,651.

Addison voters narrowly rejected it 1,696 to 1,685.

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