On the fourth day of November 2008, the United States held a general election. Michigan voters chose a president, federal representatives and a senator along with offices and propositions that were a part of the state-wide general election.


Incumbent President George W. Bush was ineligible for re-election per the 22nd Amendment, which limits a president to two terms, and incumbent Vice President Dick Cheney had declined to run for the office. Those circumstances made the 2008 presidential election the first since 1928 in which neither an incumbent president nor an incumbent vice president was a candidate, and the first since 1952 in which neither was nominated by his party as a candidate in the general election. In the 2008 election, Michigan was allotted 17 electoral votes.

United States House of RepresentativesEdit

All 15 seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election.

United States SenateEdit

Only one seat, that of Senior Senator Carl Levin was up for election. Levin ran for re-election, and was challenged by Jack Hoogendyk.

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