gary mcdowell en Michigan 1st Congressional District race decided, McDowell concedes <p>It was a close race, but the votes have been counted and Democrat Gary McDowell conceded the 1st Congressional district race to incumbent Republican Congressman Dan Benishek.</p><p>McDowell conceded the election last night.</p><p><a href="">By last count</a>, Benishek and McDowell were separated by less than 1 percent of the vote.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:45:52 +0000 Mark Brush 9869 at Michigan 1st Congressional District race decided, McDowell concedes In this morning's Michigan news headlines... <p><strong>I-96 shooting suspect expected to be arraigned on more charges today</strong></p><p>The 43 year old Wixom man was arraigned in Livingston Co. yesterday on several felony charges. Today, <a href="">MLive</a> reports Raulie Casteel is expected to face more charges in Oakland County:</p><blockquote><p>It's been confirmed that Raulie Casteel, the suspected I-96 corridor shooter, will be arraigned on additional charges in Oakland County's 52nd District Court in Wixom today.<br><br>Court officials said the hearing is tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m.</p></blockquote><p>MLive reports Casteel could face charge in all four counties the shootings took place in, and that federal officials are also considering charges because several shootings took place on an&nbsp; interstate highway.</p><p><strong>The race for Michigan's 1st Congressional District continues</strong></p><p>The latest tallies show that 2,328 votes separate incumbent Congressman Dan Benishek (R) and his challenger Gary McDowell (D). Less than 1 percent of the total votes cast.</p><p>The 1st Congressional District represents people in Michigan's U.P. and parts of the northern lower peninsula.</p><p>From Interlochen Public Radio's Linda Stephan:</p><blockquote><p>A spokesman for Gary McDowell (D) says the campaign will decide as soon as tonight whether to request a recount in the race for the 1st Congressional District. McDowell has not conceded the race – though incumbent Congressman Dan Benishek (R) has declared victory.</p><p>McDowell Campaign Manager Zack Knowling says the Democrat won’t concede until the official numbers are in from a state canvassing.<br><br>"This is a very close race and we believe we owe it to all the voters of northern Michigan to ensure every vote is counted," said Knowling.</p><p>There is no automatic recount for U.S. House races.&nbsp; If McDowell wants a recount, he’ll have to pay for it: $10 per precinct.</p></blockquote><p><strong>Michigan State House votes on leadership</strong></p><p>Representative Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) was narrowly re-elected last Tuesday and yesterday, members of the State House voted to keep him on as Speaker of the House for two more years.</p><p>Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) will take over as state House minority leader in January. Former House Minority Leader Richard Hammel (D-Mount Morris Twsp.) will not return next year due to term limits. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:05:54 +0000 Mark Brush 9849 at In this morning's Michigan news headlines... Michigan congressman will be in the spotlight at the Republican National Convention today <p>A Michigan congressman in a tight re-election campaign will stand in the spotlight today at the Republican National Convention.</p><p></p><p>Republican Dan Benishek defeated Democrat Gary McDowell two years ago to win the congressional seat formerly held by Bart Stupak. &nbsp;&nbsp;The two will face off again in a rematch in November.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 06:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8843 at Michigan congressman will be in the spotlight at the Republican National Convention today