Democrat unseats GOP lawmaker Mike Bishop in Michigan

Democrat unseats GOP lawmaker Mike Bishop in Michigan
© Greg Nash

Democrat Elissa Slotkin defeated Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.) in Michigan's 8th Congressional District. The race was called by the Associated Press on Wednesday morning.

Bishop had conceded defeat late Tuesday.  

Slotkin unseated Bishop in a district long held by Republicans but faced a stiff challenge this year. The district also includes some more Democratic areas like Michigan State University. 

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Slotkin is a former CIA and Defense Department official and said she decided to challenge Bishop because of his vote to repeal ObamaCare last year. 

Bishop is a former majority leader of the Michigan Senate first elected in 2014.