Trenton Republican Calls Win in 12th District Congressional Primary

Cynthia Kallgren will face longtime U.S. Rep. John Dingell in the Nov. 6 general election.

With late-night numbers too close to call on the Aug. 7 primaries, unofficial results from the Michigan Secretary of State Wednesday morning are giving the Republican bid for the 12th District U.S. House of Representatives seat to Trenton businesswoman .

With 100 percent of precincts reporting from the Wayne and Washtenaw territories the new 12th District covers, Kallgren appears to have won by 358 votes over of Dearborn.

Kallgren's camp called the election around 9 a.m. Wednesday via their Twitter account, telling followers "The final results are in! Thanks to everyone who made this possible."

The tweet links to results as reported by the Associated Press; however, the AP and other media outlets had not called the vote as of that time.

Kallgren Assistant Campaign Manager Aaron Sarver told Patch Wednesday morning that Jacobsen had called them to concede the vote.

Attempts to reach Jacobsen were unsuccessful.

Here's a look at the unofficial numbers from the primary election, as reported by the Michigan Secretary of State:


Candidate        Percentage            Total Votes Karen Jacobsen
11,670 Cynthia Kallgren


Candidate        Percentage            Total Votes John Dingell
78.55 41,114 Daniel Marcin
21.45 11,226
Christine MacDonald August 09, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Congratulations Cindy! One thing which baffles me - Why are folks so afraid to vote across party lines, especially when a candidate is the best choice. No matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, please vote for the candidate that is best for folks in Michigan. People should always think of and investigate the voting records of who they are giving their vote to, and weigh the issues that at stake, and if you need to vote both parties do so. Don't just vote a particular party, vote for the person deserving to be elected. You cannot do this in a Primary election but sure can in the November General Election.
TaterSalad August 28, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Where did the President go wrong with his assessment of the vagina, a fetus outside of the womb and his love for Planned Parenthood and abortions? 1. https://apps.facebook.com/thrsocial/news/tampa-republican-conventions-code-pink-vagina-protesters-365541 2. http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/unearthed-audio-obama-calls-newborn-baby-a-fetus-outside-of-the-womb
TaterSalad August 29, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Debbie Stabenow said then that our President has talked rightfully about "accountability and transparency". We all now know how that turned out. 1. http://voices.yahoo.com/debbie-stabenow-fairness-doctrine-2621829.html 2. http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0209/Sen_Stabenow_wants_hearings_on_radio_accountability_talks_fairness_doctrine.html?showall Supporting Obamacare: 1. http://www.nrsc.org/2012/03/stabenows-vote-for-obamacare-ignited-barack-obamas-war-on-personal-freedom/ 2. http://www.migop.org/index.php/details/news/one-year-later-stabenows-expensive-obamacare-vote/ 3. Letter to The President supporting Obamacare: http://votesmart.org/public-statement/714073/senator-stabenow-statement-on-supreme-court-decision-upholding-health-care-reform Senator Debbie Stabenow tells us she is for the 2nd. Amendment and no gun control. Her voting record proves otherwise. She uses tactics just like The President. "Bait & Switch" or simply "Flip and Flop"! 1. http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Senate/Michigan/Debbie_Stabenow/Views/The_Second_Amendment/ Voting NO for middle-class citizens tax cuts: 1. http://votesmart.org/bill/15607/41196/515/extends-middle-class-tax-cuts a. https://www.facebook.com/DumpDebbieStabenow b. https://www.facebook.com/ThanksalotDebbie


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