Trenton Republican Calls Win in 12th District Congressional Primary
Cynthia Kallgren will face longtime U.S. Rep. John Dingell in the Nov. 6 general election.
With late-night numbers too close to call on the Aug. 7 primaries, unofficial results from the Michigan Secretary of State Wednesday morning are giving the Republican bid for the 12th District U.S. House of Representatives seat to Trenton businesswoman Cynthia Kallgren.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting from the Wayne and Washtenaw territories the new 12th District covers, Kallgren appears to have won by 358 votes over Karen Jacobsen of Dearborn.
Kallgren's camp called the election around 9 a.m. Wednesday via their Twitter account, telling followers "The final results are in! Thanks to everyone who made this possible."
The tweet links to results as reported by the Associated Press; however, the AP and other media outlets had not called the vote as of that time.
Kallgren Assistant Campaign Manager Aaron Sarver told Patch Wednesday morning that Jacobsen had called them to concede the vote.
Attempts to reach Jacobsen were unsuccessful.
Here's a look at the unofficial numbers from the primary election, as reported by the Michigan Secretary of State: