Marisa Schultz and Nathan Hurst, DETROIT NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Candidates hoping to win a seat in Congress are hitting the final stretches of the campaign hard this weekend, reaching every corner of Michigan to pick up last-minute support.
The candidates will be knocking on doors, airing new TV spots and urging voters to get to the polls. Except in the safest of Democratic districts, this year's contests are considered the Republicans' races to lose.
Anti-incumbent sentiment and tea party-driven discord combined with the GOP's healthy leads in statewide races is giving candidates optimism that they can help flip the U.S. House of Representatives to Republican control.
Democrats in five tight races are urging those leaning toward voting for Republican Rick Snyder for governor to split their ballots. Snyder has picked up support from Democrats and independents, and party officials hope the ticket-splitting push will cut short any coattails the Ann Arbor businessman might have.Read More »from Michigan congressional races go down to the wire