On election night 2014 the usual dizzying array of election results will be buzzing over TV, radio and the Internet. There will be the various national races from around the country, the Michigan gubernatorial race, Michigan’s U.S. Senate race, state Senate races, state House races, possibly a statewide ballot proposal or two, and numerous local races and ballot issues.
From the perspective of Michigan Democrats, the result of the U.S. Senate race will be the most important race to watch. Democrats have held both of Michigan’s seats in the U.S. Senate for the past 12 years. Keeping that domination intact is their “Priority No. 1” for 2014. Even the gubernatorial election is of a lesser importance to the Democrats.