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Tue May 11, 2010
Hundreds seek seats in Michigan Legislature
LANSING, MI –
Michigan's term limits law continues to cause high turnover and a large number of candidates for seats in the state Legislature.
More than 150 candidates had filed to run for 38 Senate seats as of Tuesday afternoon's filing deadline for the August primary election. Twenty-nine of the 38 lawmakers now in the Republican-led Senate can't seek re-election because of the state's term limits law.
More than 480 candidates had filed to run in the 110-seat House, according to unofficial listings on a state website. The Democrat-run chamber had 36 seats guaranteed to have new occupants next year, mostly because of term limits. But several House members who could have run for re-election are running for the Senate this year.
Candidates have until Friday to withdraw from the race.
Election 2010 - WKAR
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