AP-MI–Election 2018 Michigan Coverage Plan,ADVISORY, MI

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— Here is the list of stories planned for the Michigan election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. If you have questions, please call news editor Roger Schneider at 313-259-0650 or email rschneider@ap.org

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Moving early Tuesday, Nov. 6.


LANSING, Mich. — Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette faces Democratic former state lawmaker Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan governor, a seat left open because GOP Gov. Rick Snyder was term limited. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Will be updated on merits during the day and into the evening after race is called.


LANSING, Mich. — Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is challenged by political newcomer and GOP businessman John James. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos. Will be updated on merits during the day and into the evening after race is called.


DETROIT — Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide if marijuana should be legal for anyone at least 21 — building on laws in both places allowing the drug for medical uses and becoming the 10th and 11th states to legalize so-called recreational marijuana since 2012. Passage would give legalized pot its first foothold in the Midwest — and put neighboring states on notice. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 400 words, file photo. Will be updated after referendum is called.


DETROIT — A rundown of top races and developments of the day leading with the key U.S. House races and overall party dominance in those and other top-ticket races. There will be section on key U.S. House races, attorney general, supreme court, control of the Legislature, and referendums on voting and redistricting. By Ed White. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Will be updated on merits during the day and into the evening after races are called.

Photos: Photos of voting preparations, file photos of candidates in top races.

With: ELECTION 2018-MICHIGAN-THE LATEST. With updates throughout the day and after the polls close at 6 p.m.

Entries of “The Latest” will move for the following contested races, once their results have been called:

— Governor (Republican Bill Schuette vs. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for open seat)

— US Senate (incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow vs. Republican John James)

— US House District 1 (incumbent Republican Rep. Jack Bergman vs. Democrat Matthew Morgan)

— US House District 7 (incumbent Republican Tim Walberg vs. Democrat Gretchen Driskell)

— US House District 8 (incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Bishop vs. Democrat Elissa Slotkin)

— US House District 11 (Republican Lena Epstein vs. Democrat Haley Stevens for open seat)

— US House District 13 (Democrat Rashida Tlaib vs. third-party candidates for open seat)

— Attorney general (Democrat Dana Nessel vs. Republican Tom Leonard for open seat)

— Secretary of state (Republican Mary Treder Lang vs. Democrat Jocelyn Benson for open seat)

— Supreme Court (six candidates for two seats)

— Recreational marijuana referendum.

— Redistricting referendum

— Voting referendum

The AP, Detroit