Eighth District candidates reflect GOP differences By Mark Bashore • Jun 25, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Listen Listening... / 15:52 Pluta says republican primary voters are being asked to make a choice between a classic 'bring home the bacon' legislator and a more ideological congressman. Credit Wikimedia Commons We’re down to fewer than six weeks before primary elections in Michigan. Michigan Public Radio Network Managing Editor Rick Pluta updates Current State on some of the races and other stories. Related Program: Current StateTags: politics and governmentMichigan politicselections Related Content Could Michigan learn from Minnesota's high tax success? 2 years ago State Elections Director: Online registration, absentee balloting could be improved 2 years ago Ingham treasurer Schertzing joins 8th District race 2 years ago View the discussion thread.