John James is aiming to be the first Michigan Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in a quarter-century. Sen. Gary Peters is eyeing a second term, which would extend Democrats' dominance in the state's Senate races.
Tuesday's expensive, heavily contested election will also help shape which party controls the Senate. The 61-year-old Peters is one of two Democrats running for reelection in a state Donald Trump won in 2016. Michigan is a presidential battleground and a rare place on the Senate map for Republicans to play offense. James is a Black businessman and Iraq War veteran. He's waging a stiff challenge.