Michigan will have at least 4 freshman members of Congress after November’s general election.
But all that new blood means Michigan is losing something special in Washington...seniority.
By January, Republicans Pete Hoekstra and Vern Ehlers, and Democrats Bart Stupak and Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick will have packed up and moved out of their congressional offices in Washington.
Hoekstra, Ehlers and Stupak voluntarily retired. Cheeks-Kilpatrick lost her party’s August primary.