Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon delivered in November, bringing Michigan’s congressional delegation to a 7-7 split, flipping two Republican seats, narrowing the margins in the state Senate and House, and delivering a clean sweep at the top of the ticket – for Governor, Senator, Attorney General and Secretary of State. On December 12, Dillon announced he was retiring from the post – or more accurately, that he won’t run for re-election at the state party convention in February. Former gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed immediately announced he wouldn’t be running for the post (were party members clamoring, Abdul?), while Lisa Dirado, president of the Northville Democratic Club, announced she is running. Dem Party chief operating officer Lavora Barnes is forecasted to be a favorite. Another name being floated in the ethernet is state Rep. Adam Zemke (Ann Arbor, Dexter).