McCotter Resigns from Congress

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan says he's resigning.
The five-term Republican from the Detroit suburb of Livonia said Friday he's leaving office for the good of his family. McCotter dropped his bid for re-election last month after learning his staff hadn't filed enough valid petition signatures to get him on the Aug. 7 primary ballot.
Twice as many signatures as required were turned in, but 80 percent were found to be fake or duplicates.
McCotter says his priorities now are finding another job and helping the state attorney general's office in its investigation of the faulty petition filings.
The 46-year-old attorney ran a little-noticed campaign for the GOP presidential nomination last year before dropping out to seek re-election to Congress.
McCotter was first elected to the House in 2003.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2012 at 08:44 AM
    What the US needs is 4 or 5 parties and not one or two. then you know that they will do the will of thep eople and not the will of the checkbooks. We do not need to have another 1 billion dollar candidate where people barely have enough to pay the taxes.
  • by Wow on Jul 7, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    Gotta wonder why the Republicans walked away from their guy! The republicans all of a sudden got ethics? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. What a shame the Michigan voters only have bad and worse to pick from on election day. Both parties are mindless self-serving! ShMe
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