LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The mid-term elections have come and gone, and while many predicted a red wave to sweep the country, it was blue that swept the ticket here in Michigan, with Democrats even making some history.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will again lead the Democrats in our state’s top spot for the next four years.

She defeated her opponent Tudor Dixon by double-digits, taking 54% of the vote compared to Dixon’s 44%.

Wednesday the governor declared victory, thanking her supporters and the voters while laying out some of her plans for the next four years.

“We get to keep doing this work, serving the public in our beautiful home state,” Whitmer said. “People have reaffirmed that focusing on the fundamentals, building a Michigan where every person can get ahead, is what really matters more than ever.”

In this loaded episode of The Capital Rundown, we recap all the elections news you need to know about.

That includes:

  • How Tudor Dixon conceded
  • The turmoil between the GOP and Dixon
  • Tim Skubick’s thoughts on the election
  • Democrats taking control of Michigan
  • The first woman being named Senate majority leader in Michigan history
  • Recapping the races for the U.S. House of Representatives
  • The three Proposals that passed in Michigan
  • The balance of power in Washington D.C.

For all that and a lot more, watch The Capital Rundown at the top of the page.