Republican Dan Benishek wins Dem Stupak's old seat

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 3, 2010 04:58




DETROIT — Republican Dan Benishek has won the race to succeed veteran Democrat Bart Stupak in Congress on Tuesday.

Stupak had announced in April that he wouldn't seek a 10th term in Washington, after helping rescue President Barack Obama's health care plan.

Benishek is a general surgeon and political novice who tapped into the growing tea party movement and voter angst in northern Michigan's 1st District to beat 58-year-old state Rep. Gary McDowell, a moderate Democrat supported by Stupak.


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