It's nothing new for family members to have opposing political views. There are times when the differences are hardly noticed, and there are also times when it leads to heated confrontations at the dinner table. This holds true in today's polarized political climate. In Michigan, twins that hold different political views are running for office

Twin sisters could oppose each other as members of county board of commissioners

Jessica Ann Tyson and Monica Sparks are twin sisters from the Grand Rapids region in Michigan. The two had a rough early childhood before being adopted together.

Jessica is a small business owner and Monica is a radio talk show host. Both are looking to win a seat on the Kent County Board of Commissioners. Monica is running in the 12th District and Jessica is running in the 13th -- but with a twist. Jessica is a Republican, while Monica is a Democrat.

The campaign has been difficult at times for the close pair. As African-Americans, NBC News reported that the campaign has been racially charged at times, but ultimately, they have remained united and supportive of each other and a number of voters have been moved by the way they've stood by each other despite their politics. It takes courage to stand for your convictions.

Other family members opposed each other during this election cycle

David Quiroa was raised in Guatemala before eventually settling in Rhode Island, according to The Newport Daily News. There, he works for the City of Cranston but resides in Newport. A Republican, Quiroa previously ran for the state house in 2004. During that campaign, his son was with him through much of it.

That son, David Quiroa Jr., works at a local restaurant in Newport. He is also running for the same seat as an Independent.

The main difference between the two is Donald Trump. The elder Quiroa supports him, while the younger does not. But both are aiming to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Representative Marvin Abney, who was first elected in 2012.

At least, for the most part, the Quiroa family seems to have taken the campaign in stride. David Sr. and David Jr. went to Newport City Hall together to file the paperwork to oppose each other. They then posed for pictures together with their forms.

In Wisconsin, a more heated family rivalry made headlines. The parents of U.S. Senate candidate, Kevin Nicholson, donated money to an opposing candidate. Nicholson later labeled the act as a 'sign of intolerance.'