- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Republican Party of Michigan has decided to cancel its traditional election evening party, using the money from the savings to bolster its last-minute campaign budget, the Detroit News reported Monday.

“It is a costly endeavor and we are using all available resources to elect Republicans,” Michigan GOP communications director Sarah Anderson said, the Detroit News reported.

By contrast, Wolverine State Democrats’ plans for an election-night bash are going on as planned, with a celebration at the MGM Grand Detroit’s grand ballroom.

A reliably Democratic state in presidential contests since 1992, former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the son of a former Michigan governor, attempted unsuccessfully to pull the state back into the Republican fold in 2012. Mr. Romney was bested by President Obama in Michigan by a 9.5-point margin.

Hillary Clinton looks to do as well if not better than her former boss in the state that made famous the phenomenon of the Reagan Democrat in the 1980s. The Real Clear Politics polling average currently shows the former Obama secretary of state enjoying a 10-point edge over GOP rival Donald Trump in Michigan.

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