Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kildee in Close Race

Rep. Dale Kildee leads his Republican challenger John Kupiec by less than 3,000 votes with 53 percent of precincts reporting. No idea where those precincts are located, so if the Flint votes haven't been tallied, this contest may not be as close as it appears now.

UPDATE: Kildee maintains a lead of over 3,000 votes with 69 percent of precincts reporting.

UPDATE 2: Kildee still holding lead of more than 4,000 votes with 77 percent of precincts reporting.

UPDATE 3: Kildee up by more than 7,000 now with 90 percent reporting.

UPDATE 4: Kildee wins 53% to 44.4%


  1. I hate to think what would happen to all the Federal money keeping Flint alive if Kildee somehow lost.

  2. Just what Flint needs...more Democrats

  3. FYI...Kildee is the incumbent, so it wouldn't be more Democrats if he wins. It would be the same amount.

  4. I could not vote for the other guy but I did not vote for Kildee either. If Kildee wants to do right by Flint he'll move aside and let a new Dem have a shot at the seat. The guy is an absentee landlord who only showers money on Flint when he's worried he might lose power. He's never here, never advocates for the area and as far as I can tell his last good idea was sometime in the 1970s.

    Bittersweet win in my opinion. Flint can and should do better, but he needs to step aside if that's going to happen.

  5. I've voted for Mr. Kildee in the past, but when was the last time he was an effective leader on a local or national issue of significant importance?

    He has a ton of seniority, but he hasn't used it to get a committee chairmanship that's important to his district or the nation. He's just a chair warmer.

  6. I really would like to know how being the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education isn't important. Or how his job training programs that he authors aren't important. Or how the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007 isn't a great accomplishment. And these are just a few things that he has done. Dale Kildee is extremely important to Flint, the State of Michigan, and to the country as a whole. He is a huge advocate for education and work standards reforms.


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