Results Pour in On Election Night 2010

Updated early Wednesday

The 2010 election is turning out to be an eventful one for the Changing Gears region. Our Changing Gears partners are providing live coverage with reports from NPR and their own newsrooms.

Listen to live election coverage on WBEZ

Listen to Michigan Radio's Live Election coverage

Ideastream's 2010 live election coverage

Meanwhile, our public broadcasting partners at The Newshour are streaming live on the Web for the first time. Watch here.

Here’s a quick summary of major results:
–In Michigan, voters elected businessman Rick Snyder as the state’s first Republican governor since John Engler left office in 2003.

–In Ohio, Republican Jon Kasich defeated Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.

–In Pennsylvania, Republican attorney general Thomas Corbett defeated Democratic nominee Dan Onorato.

–Wisconsin voters chose Republican Scott Walker over Democrat Tom Barrett. Walker is also the state’s first Republican governor since 2003.

–The governor’s race in Illinois appeared to be a dead heat early Wednesday. The Associated Press declared Republican Paul Kirk the victor over Alexi Giannoulias in the race for President Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat.

Check the Web sites of WBEZ, Michigan Radio and ideastream for the latest election results, and listen throughout the day on Wednesday for updates.

One Reply to “Results Pour in On Election Night 2010”

  1. Republican control of the industrial Midwest. So when the unions are decimated by Big Business moving everything overseas, the natural reaction is to blame the victim and vote for the policies that killed your area. Let's see how this plays out. The Great Lakes region is perhaps the most important in the United States-more than the coasts and more than the South (mountain west? only good for national parks and military installations). If Republicans can revitalize this battered area, I will vote for them in every election. Up in Duluth, Cravaack beat the incumbent of all incumbents Oberstar. Message being that we want people to fight for us, make life good and keep us working working working. Lots of potential for green technology to really take root and transform the Great Lakes region, in combination with traditional carbon-spewing energies. I want to see a resurgence, and Obama better better be paying attention to this region like a hawk. He better have lots of plans to improve the Great Lakes

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