2016 could be Democrats' chance to flip these 3 districts

Aug 24, 2015

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Can Democrats flip three Michigan districts in the 2016 election?

Nancy Kaffer tackled that question in her recent column for the Detroit Free Press.

In her column, Kaffer looked at the 1st, 7th, and 8th Congressional districts in Michigan. Voters in each of those districts elected Republicans in the last election, “by pretty narrow margins.”

But Kaffer says presidential years tend to see greater Democratic voter turnout. With three Democratic candidates running for these seats, “all of whom have … the ability to raise the kind of money it takes to get a Congressional seat,” she reasons it’s not out of the realm of possibility that we might see the three districts flip next year.