At 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, with 75 percent of precincts reporting, Democratic candidate for Michigan’s attorney general Dana Nessel was clinging to less than a 2 point lead over Republican Tom Leonard: 48.24 percent to 46.95 percent, according to the Associated Press.

Nessel,  48, an attorney and civil rights advocate, was one of the lead attorneys on the landmark case resulting in the  U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

If elected, Nessel, who is Jewish, will make history as Michigan’s first openly gay statewide office holder.

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