Michigan Election Results: 10th Congressional District - John James narrowly defeats Carl Marlinga

Republican John James is the projected winner in Michigan's 10th congressional district after narrowly defeating Carl Marlinga.

When the Associated Press called the race around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, James had 48.8% of the votes, while Marlinga had 48.3% of the votes. James was projected to win the newly drawn 10th district by a razor-thin margin of less than half a percentage point.

 James' first political win after seeking office on two previous occasions - but both of those races were in the U.S. Senate. 

Republican Lisa McClain has previously represented the 10th district, however, the 2020 census and redrawing of lines has changed a lot about Michigan politics. McClain is now representing the 9th and the 10th is open with no incumbent.

James won the Republican nomination with 87% of the vote. Marlinga ran unopposed on the Democratic primary.

This November will be the first general election when Michigan voters cast their ballots in the state's newly drawn districts. 

The boundaries drawn for Michigan's Congressional races, as well as state senate and representative races will be the first created using a new nonpartisan redistricting committee tasked with organizing districts.

We're tracking results here, which will begin coming in at 8 p.m. Nov. 8.

The 10th District has 775,218 people in it and includes southern Macomb County and a portion of Oakland County.

The cities in Macomb County include Warren, Center Line, Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Fraser, Clinton Township, Mt Clemens, Harrison Township, Sterling Heights, Utica, and Shelby Township. In Oakland County, it includes Rochester and Rochester Hills.

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