To The Point: Control of the state House

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The November general election is offering Michigan Democrats a chance to wrest control of the state House of Representatives from Republicans — but Republicans say they think they will maintain the majority.

Rep. Brandon Dillon of Grand Rapids, who leading Democrats’ charge to gain the majority, said there are few truly competitive seats because of redistricting.

“We need some serious changes in the House,” he said. “There are very few districts, unfortunately, that have a competitive balance where you can have a real robust exchange of ideas.”

Rep. Aric Nesbitt of Lawton, who is spearheading Republicans’ effort to maintain their majority, said he thinks his party can hold control.

“Going into the 2014 election, House Republicans have a very strong record to run on,” he said.

Both Dillon and Nesbitt talk about their party’s chance at being in control of the House after the dust settles in Decision 2014 in this Sept. 7, 2014 episode of “To The Point.”

The general election is set for Nov. 4.

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