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McMillin Defeats VanRaaphorst for 45th District House Seat

Here are the results of the race.

Voters in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township on Tuesday elected Tom McMillin to a third term in the Michigan House of Representatives. 

According to results released from the Oakland County Clerk's office, McMillin a Republican of Rochester Hills, defeated Democratic challenger Joanna VanRaaphorst of Oakland Township for the 45th District House seat.

On Tuesday morning, while campaigning at Adams High School, McMillin said he felt good about the campaign and its predicted outcome. 

VanRaaphorst, who was campaigning nearby, said she was encouraged by the voters who told her they were splitting their tickets to vote for her.

Here's a look at the results:

  • McMillin won with 55.44% of the vote, or 25,971 votes.
  • VanRaaphorst received 43.56% of the vote, or 20,406 votes.

In 2010, McMillin won with 67.88 percent of the vote to Democrat Mary Ward's 32.12 percent. In 2008, McMillin won with 57.15 percent of the vote to Democrat Randy Young's 42.28 percent.

According to a precinct-by-precinct look at the votes, VanRaaphorst edged out McMillin in two of five Rochester precincts (1 and 3) and five of 32 Rochester Hills precincts (2, 11, 15, 28, 30). McMillin won overwhelmingly in Oakland Township.

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Leigh McFarland Sarfati November 09, 2012 at 02:18 AM
http://www.lillyledbetter.com/ President Obama nominated two women to the Supreme Court. “No, you can't deny women their basic rights and pretend it's about your 'religious freedom'. If you don't like birth control, don't use it. Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.” -President Obama Shall I continue?
Charlotte P November 09, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Well Patricia you have certainly presumed to attach assumptions and answers to a question posed to me. Since you provide your own answers that are designed to slander and belittle any possible reply I could give it is clear that there is no hope for a respectful exchange. I refer to none of the things you list yet you assign the most outrageous labels to me because I dare to assert a counter perspective. The irony of your patronizing "Sweet Charlotte" greeting is the bitter tone you choose. I will move on to discussions with tolerant and open-minded people who are willing to exchange ideas. That is what our community and country need.
Charlotte P November 09, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Please research McMillin's record. He has worked with and received praise from colleagues across the aisle as well as across the idealogical spectrum. I was surprised to see how well respected he is by those who have previously been very critical of his positions. This says a great deal about why he was re-elected.
Richard Happening November 09, 2012 at 04:03 AM
I would say that Pat doesn't sound like a lot of fun. She may be, but judging solely from her post, she doesn't seem like somebody with whom I'd like to party.
Patricia J Kilby November 09, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Charlotte, come on now. First you say women are angry and now I am "bitter. I assure you, I am neither. "Slander" is a tough word. Where is the slander? I simply asked you to be specific when you say that Democrats "disrespect women". How so? Where? When? I specifically pointed out the instances where Republicans try to demean women . I thought perhaps you might have been confused that these policies were suggested by Democrats.When you say "there is no hope of a respectful exchange", I am going to conclude then that you are not able to name any specific ways that Democrats "disrespect" women and thus, I agree. We need to move on. I have proved my point.

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