Democrat Dana Nessel is elected Michigan’s new attorney general
Democrat Dana Nessel won the Michigan attorney general race over Republican Tom Leonard. She has won 1,549,736 votes statewide with a 71 percent reporting, as of 12:15 a.m. Meanwhile, Leonard won 1,496,836 votes. Nessel won 60,158 votes in Ingham County.
Leonard conceded the race around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“Last night’s results may be personally disappointing, but it is time to move forward and allow Michigan’s next attorney general to begin transitioning into this important role," Leonard said in a press release. "Dana Nessel ran a smart campaign and earned the voters’ trust."
" in this state (who) has felt like they weren't included and their government did not care about them — I don't care what your race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity (is) — you belong here," Nessel said. "You are a Michigander. As of now, you have a government that cares about you."