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Politicians Make Their Way Through The State To Get Your Vote

DETROIT (WWJ) - All the campaign rhetoric comes to a head Tuesday--as Michigan voters head to the polls for Election Day. WWJ's Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick says candidates for both parties will be very busy.

An example of the last minute push for Democrats; Ann Arbor, Canton, Battle Creek, Detroit, Lansing, Ferndale, Flatrock, Grand Rapids, Northville, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Taylor and Warren.

President Barack Obama made a stop in the Motor City urging voters to back Democrats in this midterm election on Saturday night.

Before the president took the stage at the rally on the campus of Wayne State University, gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer addressed the crowd and spoke about his opponent, incumbent Rick Snyder.

"These last four years, Rick Snyder — the self-proclaimed tough nerd — has only been tough on the middle class," Schauer said. "Snyder's tough choices work for you if you're wealthy or a big corporation or a member of his administration, who got 80 to 90 percent pay raises."

Republican candidates are making their final case to voters before Tuesday's election on a 17-city bus tour across Michigan over three days.  The party bus for Governor Rick Snyder will wind through Rochester, Detroit, Livonia, Riverview, St. Clair Shores and Utica. They'll add in a stop with Gov. Christie from New Jersery.

A crowd of activists joined U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, Attorney General Bill Schuette and other Republicans at their launch of a "Comeback State" trip Saturday in Lansing.
Schuette says the election provides a choice: returning to the "old Michigan" or continuing progress in the "new Michigan." Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says Michigan was at the bottom but is growing again under Gov. Rick Snyder.

OAKLAND COUNTY - Three Oakland County communities will be deciding if having small amounts of marijuana will be legal. Berkley, Pleasant Ridge and Huntington Woods voters will cast ballots on the issue.

WAYNE COUNTY - For the first time since 2003, Wayne County voters will be electing a new executive. Bob Ficano was beaten in the primary. Tuesdays race involves former Sheriff Warren Evans and Republican John Dalton, a 24-year old from Livonia.

MACOMB COUNTY - Several communities in Macomb County will be asking voters to pay more taxes to repair roads.

WASHTENAW COUNTY - Among other things, some voters will decide if Ann Arbor Schools will annex Whitmore Lake.

State election and voter information.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS for complete election coverage.

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