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
Tuesday 21 April 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary.
July 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Independent (No Party Affiliation 168.590c).
August 2020 (presumably) - Nomination Deadline - Third/Minor party (168.686a).
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 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 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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, 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)].

Convention dates--

  • Green: TBD
  • Natural Law: TBD
  • U.S. Taxpayers: TBD
  • Working Class: TBD

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].


Political Party Status from the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

 
           

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

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
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Gary C. Peters
FEC S4MI00355; 30 Jun 19; Tot $4,322,622; Dsb $1,111,494
  Candidate Republican     Bob Carr
FEC S4MI00298; 15 Jul 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     John E. James
FEC S8MI00372; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,613,100; Dsb $379,860
  Candidate Green     Anita Belle
  Candidate Independent     Gregory Charles Jones
FEC S0MI00197
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Seldon Frank Cupps
Communist Party

FEC S0MI00189

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 Undetermined, 1 Open);
1 Independent (1 Undetermined);
7 Democratic (7 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John W. "Jack" Bergman
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dana Ferguson
FEC H0MI01211
  Candidate Democratic     Linda O'Dell
FEC H0MI01229
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Ruzziconi
FEC H0MI01203; 30 Jun 19; Tot $49,548; Dsb $48,040
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John W. "Jack" Bergman
FEC H6MI01226; 30 Jun 19; Tot $397,859; Dsb $132,985

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  William P. "Bill" Huizenga
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bryan Berghoef
FEC H0MI02201
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William P. "Bill" Huizenga
FEC H0MI02094; 30 Jun 19; Tot $538,590; Dsb $283,743
  Candidate Green     Jean-Michel Creviere
FEC H0MI02219

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Independent Congressman  Justin Amash
First elected: 2010 as a Republican. 4 July 2019: "Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party...."
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (12) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Catherine "Cathy" Albro
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FEC H8MI03079; 30 Jun 19; Tot $3,932; Dsb $4,616
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas James "Doug" Booth
FEC H0MI03241; 17 Aug 19; Tot $15,667; Dsb $15,667
  Candidate Democratic     Amanda Le'Anne Brunzell
FEC H0MI03258
  Candidate Democratic     Nick Colvin
FEC H0MI03282; 30 Jun 19; Tot $121,261; Dsb $7,196
  Candidate Democratic     Emily E. Rafi
FEC H0MI03233
  Candidate Democratic     Hillary Scholten
FEC H0MI03316
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Lynn Afendoulis
FEC H0MI03290
  Candidate Republican     Joel John Langlois
FEC H0MI03324
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  James Aaron "Jim" Lower
FEC H0MI03274; 30 Jun 19; Tot $200,546; Dsb $66,196
  Candidate Republican     Peter Meijer
FEC H0MI03308
  Candidate Republican     Thomas John "Tom" Norton
FEC H0MI03266; 30 Jun 19; Tot $15,393; Dsb $14,066
  Candidate Independent     Congressman  Justin Amash
First elected: 2010 as a Republican.
4 July 2019: "Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party...."

FEC H0MI03126; 30 Jun 19; Tot $293,981; Dsb $174,582

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John Moolenaar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Dean Feig
FEC H0MI04108
  Candidate Democratic     Jerome C. "Jerry" Hilliard
FEC H8MI04101
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Moolenaar
FEC H4MI04126; 30 Jun 19; Tot $305,456; Dsb $185,168

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew Corey "Matt" Clauss
FEC H0MI05139
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee
FEC H2MI05119; 30 Jun 19; Tot $416,114; Dsb $247,883
  Candidate Republican     Earl Patrick Lackie
FEC H0MI05121; 30 Jun 19; Tot $6,000; Dsb $6,259

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Jon Hoadley
FEC H0MI06152; 30 Jun 19; Tot $315,847; Dsb $110,221
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton
FEC H6MI04113; 30 Jun 19; Tot $684,556; Dsb $213,794
  Candidate Independent     Andrew J. Tidwell
FEC H0MI06160

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Samuel Ray "Sam" Branscum
FEC H0MI07127; 30 Jun 19; Tot $330; Dsb $105
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Bartholomew "C.B." Smith
FEC H0MI07135
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
FEC H4MI07103; 30 Jun 19; Tot $708,704; Dsb $169,426

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Elissa Slotkin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Elissa Slotkin
FEC H8MI08102; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,273,472; Dsb $207,433

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Andy Levin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Andy Levin
FEC H8MI09118; 30 Jun 19; Tot $150,097; Dsb $53,459

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  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."
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly Ann Bizon
FEC H8MI10108; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,622; Dsb $307
  Candidate Democratic     Kelly Lynn Noland
FEC H0MI10238
  Candidate Republican     Brandon Joseph Mikula
FEC H0MI10253
  Candidate Republican     Richard A. Piwko
FEC H0MI10246
  Candidate Independent     Jeffrey Jowske
FEC H0MI10261

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Haley Stevens
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Haley Stevens
FEC H8MI11254; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,311,509; Dsb $269,157
  Candidate Republican     Frank Acosta
FEC H0MI11103
  Candidate Republican     Whittney Williams
FEC H0MI11111

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Debbie Dingell
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony M. Carbonaro
FEC H0MI12150
  Candidate Democratic     Solomon Rajput
FEC H0MI12168

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman  Rashida Tlaib
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Rashida Tlaib
FEC H8MI13250; 30 Jun 19; Tot $618,894; Dsb $157,617
  Candidate Independent     Stephen Michael "Steve" Patterson
FEC H0MI00031

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Brenda Lulenar Lawrence
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brenda Lulenar Lawrence
FEC H2MI14111; 30 Jun 19; Tot $187,291; Dsb $121,644
  Candidate Democratic     Terrance Morrison
FEC H6MI14195
  Candidate Independent     Roger Henderson, II

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, 29 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 17 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): 2 candidates
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  America's Independent (affiliates)
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  U.S. Taxpayers (affiliate of Constitution)
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 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
  Michigan House of Representatives
  Michigan Legislature
  Michigan Senate
Democratic
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Republican
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  The Michigan Republican Party
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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