Barrett claims re-election in 71st State House race

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EATON CO., Mich (WLNS) – In what was anticipated to be one of the most hotly contested races in mid-Michigan State Representative Tom Barrett is claiming a re-election victory today.

The Republican Barrett held off the Democrat challenger Theresa Abed in the 71st State House race.

Barrett claimed the win just before 12:30 a.m. with a 61% to 36% lead.

Abed said she was still “cautiously optimistic” but had left her post-election gathering to return to her home.

The vote totals are still coming in and 6 News will have the final tally when it becomes available.

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