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Looking forward to November elections in Michigan

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Now that the primary elections are over and done with, it's time to look ahead.

With the picture clarified and some contenders eliminated, we can focus on most of the elections that will put a person into office--a three-month surge for candidates across the state before the November election.

The field is set for Governor, as both candidates ran unopposed Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Rick Snyder will take on Democratic challenger Mark Schauer.

Also set is the race for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by the retiring Carl Levin, as Republican Terri Lynn Land will run against Democrat Gary Peters.

Both of those political matchups have been set for months, but now the final stretch begins--and along with it, some heavy-duty questioning.

From now until November, you'll be seeing advertisements, and plenty of money--both in-state and out--in both races.

In the State Legislature, the Senate seat available in Kalamazoo County will be the hot legislative race in West Michigan.

The field is now set after Republican Margaret O'Brien's easy win in Tuesday's primary.

She'll face Democrat Sean McCann and Libertarian Lorence Wenke.

O'Brien and McCann are both vacating their House seats to run for Senate.

In their place, it appears after Tuesday's votes, that 30-year-old Jon Hoadley has the inside track to take McCann's House seat, and Kalamazoo County Commissioner Brandt Iden has the inside track to win O'Brien's seat.

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