US Rep. Rashida Tlaib jumped out to an early lead in the Primary race for the Democratic race for House District 12 and never looked back Tuesday night.
Tlaib won with 64 percent of the vote. The 46-year-old Detroiter's closest competitor was Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey with 20 percent.
Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garrett (10 percent), and former state representative Shanelle Jackson (5 percent), rounded out the Democrat field. The winner is projected to secure their spot on the ballot where they will be the overwhelming favorite in November.
When the 2022 Census was being conducted, it was largely assumed that Michigan would lose a seat in Congress, which it did, but a huge benefactor was Tlaib who is now running in a very safe district for Democrats.
While the district is believed to be safe for Democrats, Tlaib doesn't have an easy walk to the nomination. Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garrett (10 percent), and former state representative Shanelle Jackson (5 percent).
The new 12th District includes the western side of Detroit and parts of Wayne County, as well as a portion of Oakland County.
The cities include Detroit, Redford, Livonia, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Westland, and Garden City in Wayne County. It also includes Southfield in Oakland County.
On the Republican side, Steven Elliott leads with 55 percent of the vote, followed by James Hooper (33 percent), and Hassan Nehme (12) are battling it out for a chance at the vote.
When the results come in, you can see how Michigan voted in the embed below:
Of course, there are more major races to watch on Primary Day in Michigan.