Incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow held off a challenge from Republican candidate John James.
With 49 percent of the vote tallied at 11:09 p.m., Stabenow had a 52.2-45.8 lead, according to the New York Times
Stabenow — the definition of a centrist Dem — led by as much as 23 points in September polls, but the race tightened in the final weeks. James, a Trump-style candidate, caused controversy several times as he closed the gap.
Last month, one of his campaign commercials displayed a swastika, which he claimed it was accident. Earlier today, Metro Times
reported that James, a black man, took campaign money from a white supremacist group
. The James campaign never responded to requests for comment.
John James took money from white supremacists.
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