2018 Senate Race: State: Michigan ( Debbie Stabenow v John James )


Race Status

RESULT: Debbie Stabenow (Dem)

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 04/24/2018
Primaries: 08/07/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Debbie Stabenow

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
John James

Sandy Pensler

Pundit Opinions

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Current Senate Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory in Michigan naturally led Republicans to dream of defeating Senator Debbie Stabenow in the state two years later. But this race will be an uphill battle for whoever wins the Republican primary.

The Senate Conservative Fund endorsed John James in the GOP nomination battle. He is an African-American veteran whose nomination could make this a race to watch. However, wealthy financier Sandy Pensler is also seeking the nomination and pledged to spend millions seeking the chance to challenge Stabenow.

2018 Michigan Data Card
Michigan Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 49.2% Male
50.8% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 75.4% White/Caucasian
14.2% Black/African American
4.2% White/Hispanic
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 9.2% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 90.4% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 28.3% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $29,128 $31,128
Unemployment 4.7% 4.1
Median Age 39.7 37.9
Population 9928300 325.7 mil
Square Miles 56546.9 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 1175.6 185.8
People per Household 2.5 2.7
Foreign Born 6.7% 13.5%
Veteran 7.2% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 14.8% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile