Schauer left the seat on January 3 and they *still* haven’t held the special election?
From what I recall, Schauer represented a conservative district whose voters he fooled by claiming to be socially conservative and not having a bad voting record on guns.
What counties form the district that will be having the special election?
It has all of Calhoun County which leans slightly democrat, but voted for Bush in 2004. It has most of Jackson County outside of the southern most part. Jackson leans slightly Republican but voted for Obama and has two dem state reps from the 2006 disaster. Calhoun County has one republican state rep and one democrat state rep.
The Republican Mike Nofs represented the most democrat state rep district of the group which was Schauer's old district. It has both Battle Creek and Albion. The democrat Marty Griffin was the mayor of Jackson and a state rep.
Most of the district leans Republican outside of Battle Creek, Springfield, City of Jackson, and most of all Albion (minority and also college). District Map