August 9, 2006

Primary Politics - Dirty Business

Observer-Eccentric -
Stewart calls campaign 'dirty'
Beth Stewart’s bid to succeed her husband as the state representative for the 20th House District came to an abrupt ending shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. That’s when — after a machine malfunction — the unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s primary election were announced by the Plymouth Township clerk’s office.

Stewart, who trailed Mark Abbo of Northville Township by about 1,200 votes at the time, was hoping for a strong show of support from Plymouth Township voters to lead her to victory. And why not? It’s where her husband, Rep. John Stewart (R-Plymouth Township) won three two-year terms by wide margins to represent the 20th District.
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