Race for Senate Seat Close in U.P.

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A new poll in Michigan says Republican U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers is the leading GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by Democrat Carl Levin.

The poll was conducted by Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group. It shows Rogers with 34 percent of the vote, with Republican Justin Amash running a distant second with 15 percent. Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land received 14 percent.

Pollster Tom Shields notes that while Rogers has a significant lead, both Amash and Land are splitting the west Michigan vote, adding, “if only one of them runs, the (Republican) primary would probably be a dead heat.”

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.6 percent.

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