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Tue April 8, 2014
Unmarried women voters may be crucial in the upcoming fall elections
As Michigan's August 5 primary and November election draw closer, there are some very tight races shaping up.
The Cook Political Report says four congressional Republicans are in tight races. Representatives Dan Benishek in the 1st, Tim Walberg in the 7th, Justin Amash in the 3rd and Kerry Bentivolio on the 11th districts are in very competitive races. Add to that the race to fill Democrat Carl Levin's Senate seat and the race for governor. All of these, according to Cook, are among the most competitive races in the country.
So who are the voters who could most influence the outcome of these races, depending upon whether they stay home or go to the polls?
For the answer we turned to Page Gardner, president of the non-profit and nonpartisan Voter Participation Center. She joined us today.
Listen to the full interview above.
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