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Snyder, Schauer both confident this Election Day

Jake Neher

Both major candidates for governor say they are confident they will win as voters head to the polls in Tuesday’s election.

Recent polling suggests the race is close. But incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder’s campaign spokesperson Emily Benavides expects a happy election viewing party.

“That’ll be our celebration,” said Benavides at one of two campaign stops this morning in Ann Arbor.

“We’re feeling great. The governor has all the momentum going into Election Day today. And we’re looking forward to the results this evening.”

But Democratic challenger Mark Schauer is equally confident.

“I made a weather forecast earlier today that might hold – a hundred percent chance of Schauer. So we’ll see what happens,” said Schauer before greeting supporters at a Coney Island restaurant in Downtown Royal Oak.

Schauer is certainly campaigning harder than the governor on Election Day. He is holding more than a dozen events across the lower part of the state as voters cast their ballots.

“I’m going to work until the polls close today,” said the former congressman. “I’ve worked hard each and every day. And it’s up to the voters at this point, but I feel very good.”

Polls close at 8 p.m. in Michigan.