In the 2010 Michigan primary election, Mayor of Lansing Virg Bernero and former CFO of Gateway Rick Snyder are running for the governor of Michigan. Virg Bernero has won the Michigan Democratic primary and Rick Snyder has won the Republican primary.
The former CFO of Gateway overcame more conservative elements in the Republican, defeating Attorney General Mike Cox. However, the winner of the election will be responsible for dealing with the state’s economic problems. Its economic slowdown started before the global economic downturn.
On the Republican side, Rick Snyder is a political newcomer. He was in the list of four candidates in the final tally, receiving 36 percent. Mike Cox got 23 percent, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra 27 percent, and Mike Bouchard 12 percent of the GOP Michigan primary vote.
On the Democratic side, House Speaker Andy Dillon fell to a late surge by Virg Bernero who won 59 percent, by running as a populist outsider in contrast to Andy Dillon.
Virg Bernero is the current mayor of Lansing, Michigan
In the 2010 Alabama primary election, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis lost to become the first African-American Governor in Alabama history. Although Davis received support from civil rights pioneer and U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Sam Jones, he got 38 percent while Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks 62 percent.
Davis voted against the Barack Obama administration’s healthcare reform bill while Sparks gave his support for the bill. In addition, Sparks called for an expansion of gambling in the state.
In addition, according to other 2010 Alabama election news, Parker Griffith, -term Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. was defeated by Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks, who got just more than 50 percent of the vote.
In the New Mexico primary election, both Democrats and Republicans chose women to run to succeed outgoing Gov. Bill Richardson.
In Mississippi, the contested races on the ballot were for challengers to its four incumbent U.S. Representatives including three Democrats and one Republican because they did not have to compete with their rivals in their party primaries.""