Down to the Wire
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Stabenow is the projected winner, edging out her opponent by less than 60,000 votes.
Stabenow ran against the freshman senator promising to improve health care for seniors and to fight special interest groups. The two candidates spent more than $18 million on this closely watched race, setting a state record.
Stabenow served four years in Congress and 16 years as a state lawmaker. She will be the first female senator from Michigan.