Benishek Defeats McDowell - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Benishek Defeats McDowell for Re-election

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Republican Rep. Dan Benishek defeated Democrat Gary McDowell for re-election.

The race for the 1st Congressional District was close, with only a few dozen votes separating the two at times throughout the ballot count.

The most recent unofficial election results from the Secretary of State show Benishek defeated McDowell by 2,322 votes.

McDowell's campaign says the race is too close to call, and they're still waiting to be sure all votes are accounted for.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have more.