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Besides the mayoral and city council races in Lansing, surrounding areas are also having primary elections today.



Jim Hines
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Doctor Jim Hines filed more than 22 thousand signatures to appear on the August 2018 Republican primary ballot.

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Current State's Mark Bashore recaps yesterday's primary election results with Kyle Melinn from MIRS News and Bill Ballenger from the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter.

Lansing residents go to the polls next Tuesday to vote in their next primary election. Four incumbents on the city council are facing challengers, as well as Mayor Virg Bernero. In these final days leading up to the Lansing primary, Current State is examining the key races from the voters’ perspective.  

Yesterday we looked at the issues and candidates in the Second and Fourth Wards. Today, we discuss the race for the two at-large seats on Lansing's City Council. The incumbents Brian Jeffries and Kathie Dunbar are facing four challengers -- Ted O’Dell, Judi Browne-Clarke, Jonathon Smith and Keith Smith. 

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Three Republicans running for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination appeared together Thursday in their only televised debate of this primary season.