Michigan Republican Rick Snyder wins re-election as governor: NBC

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Posted: Nov 04, 2014 10:51 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder has won re-election, NBC projected, defeating Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, a former U.S. congressman and state lawmaker.

Snyder, 56, a former venture capitalist who was a political newcomer four years ago, campaigned on the improvement in the state’s economy. Democrats unsuccessfully targeted his record, including his backing for Detroit’s bankruptcy plan and a tax on retiree pensions.

(Reporting by Michael Flaherty; Editing by eric Beech)