Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek announced his retirement from Congress in 2016 earlier this week, and the first poll in the race is already out.
According to MIRS, a subscription-based Michigan news outlet, former State Senators Jason Allen and Tom Casperson lead the pack in Michigan’s First Congressional District GOP Primary while political newcomer State Rep. Lee Chatfield is third with around 10%.
Former State Sen. Tom Casperson: 26.7%
Former State Sen. Jason Allen 19.1%
State Rep. Lee Chatfield: 9.3%
State Rep. Peter Pettalia: 7.4%
GOP Activist Alan Arcand: 6.2%
The race in MI-1 should be a great one to watch in the weeks and months ahead. It was already a competitive district before Benishek’s retirement, now it’s a free-for-all.