With all the hype surrounding the 2012 Presidential election, it's easy to forget that dozens of candidates in heated battles for the Senate, which taken together could decide the balance of power in Congress.
Thirty-three of the 100 seats are up in this cycle, including Michigan's U.S. Senate race.
It's incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow versus Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra.
Hoekstra, a former U.S. Representative from Holland, and Stabenow have been attacking each other in advertisements for months...the race has become one to watch.
Hoekstra, along with his wife Diane, cast their ballots Tuesday morning in Holland.
His camp will hold a watch party at Peppinos in downtown Grand Rapids along with fellow Republicans, including U.S. Congressman Justin Amash who is up for re-election.
While most recent polls put Senator Stabenow with a lead over Hoekstra, the race is predicted to be a close one. Candidates agree it has been a grueling election.
"I mean it is kind of a relief, it's been a long grind we've met a lot of great people all across the state, but like them, I think we are all ready to have the voters in Michigan speak," said Pete Hoekstra.