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With primary over, attention shifts to Michigan's fall races

Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 09:09:29-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With the primary complete, Michigan candidates are quickly turning their focus to November.

That’s when voters in the presidential battleground will also decide a competitive U.S. Senate race, several House contests and which party controls a legislative chamber.

Tuesday’s election was marked by a record number of absentee ballots that is only expected to grow in three months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Both first-term Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James were unopposed in the primary but now are ramping up their campaigns in a race that Peters has led.