U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, son of the libertarian icon and presidential candidate Ron Paul, endorsed Kerry Bentivolio today for the 11th District Congressional seat. Bentivolio, a Milford Republican with tea party backing, is the only GOP candidate on the Aug. 7 ballot for the seat once held by U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter, but former State … Continue Reading →
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Kerry Bentivolio, the lone GOP candidate on ballot for the 11th District Congressional race, picked up the endorsement Thursday of several tea party groups. Bentivolio, a former high school teacher, veteran and reindeer farmer, is vying to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter in the Metro Detroit district. Active in the tea party and liberty … Continue Reading →
Once off the radar, the 11th District Congressional District is now coming into focus for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. And the chance at picking up an unexpected GOP seat has got the Dems singing. With five-term incumbent Rep. Thad McCotter’s signature foul up and steep challenge of a write-in campaign, the seat is now in play, according to the DCCC, … Continue Reading →
Election clerks in western Oakland and Wayne counties could be up late on the night of the Aug. 7 primary counting Thads. U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter announced today in a Detroit News column that he will mount a write-in campaign in the 11th Congressional District Republican primary after his re-election campaign failed to gather the … Continue Reading →
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney picked up the support of another Michigan congressman today. Freshman U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, endorsed Romney, saying he’s the “conservative candidate Michigan needs.” “As a small business owner, I know that Michigan and our country needs a president who will empower entrepreneurs to create jobs and grow the economy,” Huizenga … Continue Reading →