2020 Overview Future Now Fund helped to flip two new seats in the House while defending all six endorsees who flipped seats in 2018. Unfortunately, two incumbent losses in seats that Trump carried means that the balance of power remains the same in Lansing. Because of partisan gerrymandering, Democrats won a majority of votes in State House elections but ended up with 47% of the seats. In 2021-2022, an independent commission will draw state legislative maps that will govern for the next decade. Michigan went from having ten Democrats in seats Trump carried to just three, including two-time FNF-endorsee Jim Haadsma, who did 5% better than Biden in his Battle Creek District. 2020 Election Highlights Our six FNF-endorsed incumbents from 2018 — Representatives Padma Kuppa, Mari Manoogian, Angela Witwer, Laurie Pohutsky, Matt Koleszar, and Jim Haadsma — all held their seats. Two of our endorsed challengers — Representatives Christine Morse and Kelly Breen — flipped seats to add to a total of eight victories in Michigan. Two-time FNF-endorsee Representative Laurie Pohutsky held on to her seat by 237 votes. She knocked on over 10,000 doors, and it appears that every one of them mattered. Representative Christine Morse and Kelly Breen’s critical flips ensured that the minority lost no ground in the State House despite two unexpected incumbent losses. Rep. Breen, who narrowly lost this seat in 2018, won in 2020 with just under 2,000 votes. Rep. Morse won her seat with just under 5,000 votes. FNF-endorsees Dan O’Neil and Barb Anness both came within 5% of flipping seats in the State House; these seats will likely be very competitive in future elections.