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Detroit News: Snyder Rises From Obscurity To Lead GOP Rout In Michigan

b-fresh client Rick Snyder made history Tuesday night when he was elected Michigan's 48th governor. We would like to offer congratulations to the entire Snyder team. It was our pleasure to serve as Rick's new media strategist over the last 20 months.

The Detroit News:

Detroit— "One Tough Nerd" scored one huge win in Michigan's election for governor Tuesday as the Republican Party seized control of all the top offices of state government and reclaimed the Legislature.

"It is time to reinvent Michigan," Rick Snyder told supporters at the Westin Book Cadillac as he stood on a stage with his wife and three children.

Snyder, an Ann Arbor businessman, defeated Democrat Virg Bernero by a wide margin to become Michigan's 48th governor. He said he wants to bring a sense of crisis to Lansing after his inauguration and immediately set to work fixing what he called a broken economy, government and culture in the state.

In a sharp reversal from 2008, when the historic election of President Barack Obama coincided with major electoral gains for Michigan Democrats, the state's voters joined in a midterm rebuke that boosted Republicans from coast to coast.

The election marked not just a power shift but a major facelift at the Capitol in Lansing. The governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and more than three quarters of the Senate and half the House are non-incumbents in the biggest one-day turnover since voters approved term limits in 1992.

The GOP also regained control of the Supreme Court, returning incumbent Justice Bob Young and electing Wayne Circuit Judge Mary Beth Kelly, another Republican nominee, in the two contested seats.

The results could have long-term impacts as Republicans will control the reshaping of state and federal election districts based on the 2010 Census. The new maps will be in place for a decade.

Full story here.

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