Susan J. Demas: Here's how bad things are for Democrats in Michigan

Most people — even Republicans — think of Michigan as a blue state. 

Democrats won the last five presidential elections here, and the last two were blowouts.

We haven't had a Republican U.S. senator since 2000 (the last time a senatorial election wasn't a landslide). Republicans couldn't even capture an open seat in 2014 — a horrible Democratic year — and lost by an embarrassing 12 points.

But that's where the good news ends for Democrats in Michigan – and beyond.

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