At press time, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence was prevailing over her opponent, Rudy Hobbs, by 36-32 percent margin. It was an extremely close race and at one point it was reported that less than 100 votes separated them. Lawrence’s campaign manager, Greg Bowens, said Hobbs called in to concede. But throughout the night we could not reach Hobbs’ communication consultant, Jamaine Dickens, to confirm or deny.
Hobbs received more endorsements from the political establishment, but Lawrence, reached in the early hours of the morning said, “This has been a race where I was running against an established political machine. This is really a vote of the people. I am just honored that I received their trust and votes to represent them in the 14th District. We worked so hard.