The Green Papers: Michigan 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 4 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 8 May 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Third/Minor/President.
Thursday 16 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent (No Party Affiliation 168.590c) and Independent President.
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in Central Time and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated Eastern Time, when the networks feel they can project.
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - Nomination Deadline - Third/Minor party (168.686a).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in Central Time and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated Eastern Time, when the networks feel they can project.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:9,911,626 (3.20% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:16(2.97% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:14(3.22% of 435)
Capital:Lansing
 

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Michigan State and Local Government

Michigan 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, U.S. Taxpayers, and Working Class parties may nominate by caucus/convention: ... Caucuses ... and ... conventions ... shall be held not later than the August Primary. To qualify, a party's nominee must receive at least 1% of the total number of votes cast for winner of the office of Secretary of State in the last preceding state election [MCL 168.685(6)].

The Libertarian Party convention date is 7 March.

Primary elections are for Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates. To qualify, a party's nominee must receive at least 5% of the total number of votes cast for the office of Secretary of State in the last preceding state election [MCL 168.532].


Upcoming Elections and Political Party Status from the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

Primary Candidate Listing from the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

General Election Listing from the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

4 August 2020 Primary results from a media source.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 16 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (6, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 31 Aug 20; Tot $540,594,553; Dsb $359,968,142
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 31 Aug 20; Tot $408,945,024; Dsb $307,141,452
  Candidate Green     Howie Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 31 Aug 20; Tot $363,119; Dsb $295,086
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 31 Aug 20; Tot $1,941,264; Dsb $1,782,461
  Candidate Natural Law     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 31 Aug 20; Tot $14,185,065; Dsb $14,136,725
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers     Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 31 Aug 20; Tot $52,768; Dsb $39,616
  Candidate Write-in     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa Howard

FEC P00011189

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012, 2018.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1996, 1998]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Debbie Stabenow
FEC S8MI00281

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Gary C. Peters
First elected: 2014.
Previously served in the U.S. House: 2009-2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Gary C. Peters
FEC S4MI00355; 15 Jul 20; Tot $19,458,435; Dsb $9,369,668
  Candidate Republican     John E. James
FEC S8MI00372; 15 Jul 20; Tot $20,493,429; Dsb $11,752,701
  Candidate Green     Marcia Squier
FEC S8MI00430
  Candidate Natural Law     Doug Dern
FEC S2MI00144
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers     Valerie L. Willis
FEC S0MI00205

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Nominated by convention separately from the gubernatorial primary; elected on same ticket with Governor.

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Garlin D. Gilchrist, II
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Lieutenant Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (5 Renominated, 1 Open);
1 Libertarian (1 Open);
7 Democratic (7 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John W. "Jack" Bergman
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dana Ferguson
FEC H0MI01211; 15 Jul 20; Tot $135,736; Dsb $100,868
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John W. "Jack" Bergman
FEC H6MI01226; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,310,701; Dsb $550,257
  Candidate Libertarian     Benjamin "Ben" Boren
FEC H0MI01245

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  William P. "Bill" Huizenga
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bryan Berghoef
FEC H0MI02201; 15 Jul 20; Tot $452,506; Dsb $223,117
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  William P. "Bill" Huizenga
FEC H0MI02094; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,548,135; Dsb $885,030
  Candidate Green     Jean-Michel Creviere
FEC H0MI02219; 30 Jun 20; Tot $106; Dsb $473
  Candidate Libertarian     Max Riekse
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers     Gerald T. Van Sickle

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Libertarian Member of Congress  Justin Amash
First elected: 2010 as a Republican.
4 July 2019: "Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party...."
1 May 2020: Listed in the Congressional Directory as a Libertarian.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 28 April 2020: Announced that he will run for the Libertarian Presidential nomination.
16 May 2020: "After much reflection, I've concluded that circumstances don't lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate...."
16 July 2020: "He hasn't been campaigning for any office and doesn't plan to seek the nomination for any office...." --Adviser Poppy Nelson.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hillary Scholten
FEC H0MI03316; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,066,024; Dsb $493,990
  Candidate Republican     Peter Meijer
FEC H0MI03308; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,507,968; Dsb $1,101,189

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John Moolenaar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jerome C. "Jerry" Hilliard
FEC H8MI04101; 15 Jul 20; Tot $9,782; Dsb $5,384
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John Moolenaar
FEC H4MI04126; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,041,870; Dsb $584,219
  Candidate Green     Amanda "Amy" Slepr
FEC H0MI04132
  Candidate Libertarian     David Canny

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee
FEC H2MI05119; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,223,622; Dsb $697,849
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Timothy P. "Tim" Kelly
FEC H0MI05162; 15 Jul 20; Tot $24,377; Dsb $18,148
  Candidate Libertarian     James Harris
FEC H0MI05170
  Candidate Working Class     Kathy Goodwin
FEC H8MI05124

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Jon Hoadley
FEC H0MI06152; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,375,698; Dsb $957,572
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton
FEC H6MI04113; 15 Jul 20; Tot $2,118,849; Dsb $761,341
  Candidate Green     John M. Lawrence
FEC H4MI06139
  Candidate Libertarian     Jeff DePoy

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Gretchen D. Driskell
FEC H0MI07150; 15 Jul 20; Tot $834,352; Dsb $356,298
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
FEC H4MI07103; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,697,883; Dsb $562,844

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Elissa Slotkin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Elissa Slotkin
FEC H8MI08102; 15 Jul 20; Tot $6,140,305; Dsb $1,119,256
  Candidate Republican     Paul Junge
FEC H0MI08141; 15 Jul 20; Tot $982,852; Dsb $343,351
  Candidate Libertarian     Joe Hartman

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Andy Levin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Andy Levin
FEC H8MI09118; 15 Jul 20; Tot $940,536; Dsb $506,276
  Candidate Republican     Charles John Langworthy
FEC H0MI09180
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Saliba
FEC H0MI09206
  Candidate Working Class     Andrea L. Kirby
FEC H8MI09142

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Paul Mitchell, III
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 24 July 2019: "I have decided I will not seek to continue to represent Michigan’s 10th District next term. After serving out the remainder of the 116th Congress – I will return to my family and our small farm."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly Ann Bizon
FEC H8MI10108; 15 Jul 20; Tot $12,133; Dsb $10,104
  Candidate Republican     Lisa McClain
FEC H0MI10287; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,772,125; Dsb $1,621,547

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Haley Stevens
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Haley Stevens
FEC H8MI11254; 15 Jul 20; Tot $3,943,350; Dsb $938,977
  Candidate Republican     Eric S. Esshaki
FEC H0MI11129; 15 Jul 20; Tot $418,369; Dsb $204,620
  Candidate Libertarian     Leonard Schwartz
FEC H8MI11387

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Debbie Dingell
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Debbie Dingell
FEC H4MI12079; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,187,515; Dsb $1,186,045
  Candidate Republican     Jeff Jones
FEC H6MI12264; 30 Sep 19; Tot $160; Dsb $689
  Candidate Working Class     Gary Walkowicz
FEC H8MI07039

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Rashida Tlaib
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Rashida Tlaib
FEC H8MI13250; 15 Jul 20; Tot $3,058,082; Dsb $2,212,566
  Candidate Republican     David Anthony "Dude" Dudenhoefer
FEC H0MI13471; 15 Jul 20; Tot $389,288; Dsb $260,013
  Candidate Green     D.Etta Wilcoxon
FEC H8MI13342
  Candidate U.S. Taxpayers     Articia Bomer
FEC H0MI13505
  Candidate Working Class     Sam Johnson
FEC H4MI13218

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Brenda Lulenar Lawrence
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Brenda Lulenar Lawrence
FEC H2MI14111; 15 Jul 20; Tot $755,741; Dsb $492,293
  Candidate Republican     Robert Vance Patrick
FEC H0MI14255; 15 Jul 20; Tot $20,410; Dsb $19,076
  Candidate Green     Clyde K. Shabazz
FEC H8MI14084
  Candidate Libertarian     Lisa Lane Gioia
FEC H6MI10243
  Candidate Working Class     Philip Kolody
FEC H8MI14118

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Secretary of State  Jocelyn Benson
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  
Candidates for Secretary of State are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Dana Nessel
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  
Candidates for Attorney General are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 13 incumbents, 17 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 16 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 7 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 incumbent, 10 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  America's Independent (affiliates)
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  U.S. Taxpayers (affiliate of Constitution): 4 candidates
Independents
  Working Class: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OF 1963
  Michigan Constitution of 1835
  Michigan Constitution of 1850
  Michigan Constitution of 1908
Election Authority
  Michigan Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Republican
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Third Party
  America's Independent Party (associated with Alan Keyes)
  Green Party of Michigan
  Justice Party of Michigan
  Libertarian Party Of Michigan
  Libertarian Party of Michigan
  Natural Law Party of Michigan
  Natural Law Party of Michigan
  Reform Party of Michigan
  Right to Life of Michigan
  Socialist Party of Michigan
  The Green Party of Michigan
  U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan
Media & others
  Battle Creek Enquirer
  C & G Newspapers - Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties
  Cheboygan Daily Tribune
  Deadline Detroit
  Detroit Free Press
  Detroit News
  Gongwer News Service
  Grassroots in Michigan
  Hometown Newspapers - Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, and Macomb Counties
  Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe
  Lansing State Journal
  Leader Publications - Dowagiac - Niles
  Macomb Daily
  MichiganVotes.org - Mackinac Center Michigan Legislature
  Midland Daily News
  MLive.com
  Monroe Evening News
  Politics1.com - Michigan
  Right Michigan
  Sentinel-Standard - Ionia
  Sturgis Journal
  The Alpena News
  The Daily Telegram - Adrian
  The Herald-Palladium - St. Joseph - Benton Harbor
  The Independent - Dundee
  The News-Herald-Heritage - Wayne County
  The Oakland Press - Pontiac
  The Voice - New Baltimore
  WDIV TV - NBC - Detroit
  WJBK TV - FOX - Detroit
  WLNS TV - CBS - Lansing
  WNEM - Bay City - Saginaw - Midland - Flint
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