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'Should Read' looks at Michigan races for governor, U.S. Senate and Supreme Court

  With the Nov. 4 election just around the corner, there's a couple 'should reads' out there for people trying to decipher Michigan's high-profile and tight races for governor and U.S. Senate,  and a terse look at TV ad spending in judicial races for the state's highest court.

Bowzer for Peters in Michigan Senate race

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman
  Finally a bit of a break in the months of negative advertising on behalf of candidates in Michigan's high-profile U.S. Senate race.
  In that race, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, a Bloomfield, Mich., Democrat, is running for Senate against former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.
  Peters' campaign announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, that Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, former member of the band Sha Na Na, will campaign for Peters Wednesday at two Senior Votes Count! events in Flint and Lansing.

Michigan race for governer may be a nailbiter to the end

The latest poll indicates it's going to be a possible photo finish in the horse race for Michigan governor between incumbent Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer.