Rocky Raczkowski en Peters declares victory in 9th district <p>It looks like Democrat Gary Peters has won another term in Congress.</p><p>With about 90% of precincts reporting, Peters holds a slim lead over his Republican challenger, Rocky Raczkowski.</p><p>Peters declared victory to a small crowd just before 2 am. He knows he&#39;s going back to a U.S. House with a new Republican majority, and says he hopes the next two years will show more cooperative spirit than the last two.</p><p>But he says it&#39;s now up to Congressional Republicans to lead the way.</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 06:20:07 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 254 at Peters declares victory in 9th district Still waiting in the 9th district... <p>At just past midnight, only about half the votes are in in the 9th district Congressional race.</p><p>It&#39;s a down-to-the wire battle between Democratic incumbent Gary Peters, and Rocky Raczkowski, a Republican with strong Tea Party ties.</p><p>Peters holds a slight edge, but it&#39;s still too close to call.</p><p>Peters just rallied a flagging crowd here at this Troy headquarters. He struck an optimistic tone even as he acknowledged the race remains tight.</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 04:20:00 +0000 Mark Brush 249 at Still waiting in the 9th district... 9th District: Down to the wire <p>WOW.</p><p>I&#39;m covering both candidates vying for the 9th Congressional district tonight. Democrat Gary Peters is trying to hold off Republican challenger Rocky Raczkowski.</p><p>I expected a more subdued crowd at Peters&#39; Troy headquarters. But it was still a jolt to go from the bouyant energy at Rocky headquarters, to a downright...shellshocked crowd here.</p><p>But even as Republicans are running roughshod over Democrats state and nationwide, this race is still way too close to call.</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 02:41:55 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 245 at 9th District: Down to the wire Republicans upbeat in the 9th district <p>The race for Oakland County&#39;s 9th Congressional district is one of the most closely-watched in the region, if not the nation. Freshman Gary Peters is trying to fend off Republican Andrew &quot;Rocky&quot; Raczkowski and hang on to this historically-Republican district for the Democrats.</p><p>The race is too close to call, and everyone expects it to go late into the night.</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 01:28:04 +0000 Mark Brush 236 at Republicans upbeat in the 9th district