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Stateside Podcast: Democrats exceed midterm expectations

A row of voting booths. Each white tri-fold divider has the word "vote" and the American flag printed on it.
Jodi Westrick
Michigan Radio
Michigan’s Democrats have largely come out on top in the general election, taking all major elected state offices.

Results of the general election have been rolling in since early this morning. Michigan’s Democrats have largely come out on top, taking all major elected state offices.

Hillary Scholten's win made history in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. She’s the first woman to ever hold the seat, and the first Democrat to represent the district in decades. Plus, Michigan’s Proposal 3 has passed, enshrining reproductive rights in the state’s constitution.

We’re talking with folks from all around the state today about the results of yesterday’s general election. 


  • Zoe Clark, political director at Michigan Radio and host of It’s Just Politics
  • Adrian Hemond, co-founder and partner at Grassroots Midwest, former aid to several Democratic officeholders
  • John Sellek, head of Harbor Strategic, former advisor for a several Republican officeholders
  • Dustin Dwyer, West Michigan reporter for Michigan Radio
  • Danielle Atkinson, national executive director, founder of Mothering Justice

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Music in this episode byBlue Dot Sessions.

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Ronia Cabansag is a producer for Stateside. She comes to Michigan Public from Eastern Michigan University, where she earned a BS in Media Studies & Journalism and English Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science.