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Politics & Government
Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

A pair of Michigan State House seats on the line in Tuesday's election

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Election season gets off to an early start this year for the Michigan House.

Voters head to the polls Tuesday in two districts to fill vacancies left by former lawmakers. One seat covers a portion of Genesee County, while the other covers part of Oakland County.

The winners would have to run again to get full, two-year terms later in the year.

Republicans enter the 2012 election season with a 62-46 advantage over Democrats in the House.

Republicans appear confident they will hang on to their majority in the November election. But Democrats say they have issues to run on in 2012 and they expect to be helped by incumbents at the top of the ticket, including President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.