Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Developing: 39th District State House Primary To Replace Klint Kesto A Dead Heat, Trump Support High

From right: Tatulyan, Berman, Kosmatka

By Brandon Hall
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The race to replace State Rep. Klint Kesto in Oakland County is coming down to the wire, private polls show.

Two polls viewed by West Michigan Politics show the race a 3 way dead heat between Marsha Kosmatka, Kevin Tatulyan, and Ryan Berman.

Tatulyan is a small business owner and former Coalitions Director for President Trump in Michigan, Berman and Kosmatka are both lawyers.

The race is close between the three despite overwhelming establishment support for Kosmatka.

President Trump enjoys extremely high approval in the district at around 80%.

The 39th includes Wixom, West Bloomfield, Commerce Township, and Wolverine Lake.

The winner faces Mark Brewer staffer Jennifer Suidan in November in one of the state's most watched races.

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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  1. Marsha is even using FAKE "endorsements" that should be called out. SWAMP like performance by her.

    1. Fake endorsements? Which are "Fake" pray tell?