Five southeast Michigan Republicans are competing for a chance to fill the final weeks of ex-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s term in Congress.
The race for a Michigan congressional seat once considered a Republican lock may now be up for grabs after GOP voters nominated the only candidate who managed to get on the ballot — a reindeer rancher some party officials have labeled as an extremist.
A third ex-campaign staffer of former Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter has been arraigned on charges tied to phony petition signatures.
Calling it a “mess” and a “fiasco” Michigan’s attorney general has charged four people following an investigation of fake and duplicate signatures on the nominating petitions submitted by then-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.
Tea party favorite Kerry Bentivolio has won the Republican primary in Michigan for the U.S. House seat abandoned by former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter and will face off against Democtatic nominated Syed Taj in November.
And to think that just months ago, the race for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District was shaping up to be uneventful.
Four more Republicans have filed to run for the 11th Congressional District seat recently vacated by Thaddeus McCotter, ensuring that there will be a special election September 5.
A costly special election to fill the last two months of former Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s congressional term could be canceled if just one candidate runs.
Representative Thaddeus McCotter resigned Friday as U.S. Rep. for Michigan’s 11th District.
Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter says he circulated an idea for a lowbrow comedy TV show to at least one filmmaker and shared the script with some staffers.