Robert "RJ" Regan has lost his bid to represent Michigan's 74th district, according to unofficial results reported by The Detroit Free Press on Tuesday night and with all precincts reporting.
Democrat Carol Glanville had defeated Regan in the special election by more than 1,500 votes based on results as of 10.30 p.m.
ET, winning 51 percent of the vote to Regan's 40 percent, while 7.9 percent support went to write-in candidates.
"West Michigan values of integrity, decency, and care for the common good won tonight," Glanville tweeted in response to her apparent victory.
We are united in fundamental ways, and I will take our values and concerns to the Capitol to affect positive change.
In March, Regan earned criticism from Democrats and Republicans over comments he made about rape during a virtual panel.
State Senator Mark Huizenga, who vacated the 74th district to pursue a successful state Senate bid, condemned Regan's remarks. »