Michigan’s primary is Tuesday. Candidates in both parties are seeking nominations for governor and Congress. Ten years ago, I covered Sen. Spencer Abraham’s re-election campaign, traveling with him in the northern tier of the Lower Peninsula–the location of my recent summer vacation and also home to a congressional district with a contested GOP primary. I briefly met one of the Republican candidates, Jason Allen, at the event in Traverse City that the article describes.
One of my crystal-ball lines about Abraham’s fate didn’t turn out so well:
He’s also a bellwether: If he wins, there’s a good chance George W. Bush also will triumph, and Republicans will hold the line in the Senate; if he loses, the GOP may take a beating all over the country.
Abraham went on to lose, but the GOP kept the Senate (barely) and Bush won (also barely).