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Rep. Mark Huizenga wins close race in MI-28 GOP Senate primary

Mark Huizenga

Three Republicans faced off in Michigan’s 28th District Senate primary Tuesday, as State Representative Mark Huizenga won by a narrow margin over former State Representative and Algoma Township supervisor Kevin Green, as well as current State Representative and restaurant owner Tommy Brann.

Huizenga unofficially won by less than 300 votes over both, in a neck and neck race that stretched past midnight before it was called.

Huizenga told WGVU moments after victory--- that he had a message for those who voted for him, and for those who had not.

“Well, I am just grateful for those who did vote for me, obviously there were differences, but there were candidates with strong name recognition," Huizenga said. "And obviously, as a state representative, or a senator, either way—we represent the entire district. And we will continue to stand up for the people in the district, regardless of who they voted for. It’s the job, and I am proud to serve.”

Prior to his six years at the Michigan Capitol, Huizenga served as Mayor of the City of Walker.

Rep. Huizenga will now face Keith Courtade in November, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday by a large margin.

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