Michigan's congressional delegation is getting a makeover. One-third of its 15 members will be new when they're sworn in later this afternoon at the Capitol. Here's a rundown of who is in... and who is out:
Republican Dan Benishek won the race to succeed veteran Democrat Bart Stupak in Michigan’s 1st District which covers all of the Upper Peninsula and parts of the northern Lower Peninsula. Stupak announced last April that he would not seek a 10th term in Washington. Benishek was a Tea-Party favorite and was endorsed by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
Republican Bill Huizenga beat Democrat Fred Johnson in Michigan’s 3rd District in western Michigan. Huizenga takes the seat left open by Republican Pete Hoekstra who was a GOP candidate for governor in the state’s 2010 primary.
West Michigan freshman state lawmaker Justin Amash beat his Democratic challenger Pat Miles in Michigan’s 3rd District which covers parts of west Michigan. At 30 years old, Amash will become one of the nation’s youngest U.S. Congressmen. He had Tea-Party backing.
Republican Dave Camp won an 11th term as Representative of Michigan’s 4th District. Camp beat his democrat challenger Jerry Campbell. The 4th District includes parts of Saginaw County, as well as northern and central Michigan.