Trump breaks a 96-year old party record by winning the Wolverine State with less than 37 percent of the vote.
2016 will be the third consecutive cycle in which Detroit Democrats have sought to unseat the long-serving U.S. Representative.
Only two of 12 Republican candidates in 2012 were actively campaigning at the time of their home state’s contest.
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.
Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.
Chris Gibson announced his retirement more than two months ago, has hundreds of thousands of dollars in his campaign coffers, but his campaign website still asks for donations.
The Michigander served alongside 86 percent of all female U.S. Representatives elected to the chamber through the 113th Congress.
At 82 percent this decade, the GOP is enjoying its highest winning percentage in gubernatorial elections in the region since the 1920s.
While only seven of Michigan’s 271 U.S. Representatives in history had family members who previously served in Congress, three are currently serving in the chamber with another poised to take office in 2015.
Open seat races in Michigan and Iowa have led the way with the highest percentage of undecided voters in 2014 polling among the 16 states with key U.S. Senate contests.