• MI-11: The news broke over the holiday weekend, so you may have missed it, but it's truly remarkable stuff: It looks like five-term GOP Rep. Thad McCotter failed to submit enough signatures to qualify for the ballot this year. If McCotter does indeed get booted (and it looks like he will), that would utterly up-end what was otherwise a largely uncompetitive race in this swingish district that Obama won 50-48. Fortunately, Democrats have a credible candidate in the form of physician Syed Taj (though there's a LaRouchie in the primary), while the only other Republican who filed is tea partier (and possible Paulist) Kerry Bentivolio. But a write-in campaign for the GOP nomination is possible for McCotter—or some other local Republican, something which is already under discussion. We'll be closely following this amazing story as it unfolds, so stayed tuned for further developments.
Posted: 2012-05-29 08:00:04
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