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.