Special Election to Be Held to Fill McCotter's Seat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Seat left open when Rep. Thad McCotter resigned last week.

Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says a special primary election will be held Sept. 5 and a special general election Nov. 6 to fill the seat left vacant after U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter abruptly stepped down last week.
Calley made the announcement Tuesday. He's standing in for Gov. Rick Snyder, who's out of state.
McCotter resigned Friday from his 11th District seat in the Detroit suburbs. The move capped a political downfall that started after the Livonia Republican's campaign failed to submit enough valid petition signatures to get him on the ballot for re-election.
The winner of the special election would serve only until the end of this year. Candidates already are running Aug. 7 and Nov. 6 to win the seat for a two-year term starting in January.

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  • by Kjh on Jul 11, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    If this were a special election for a dem then the republicans would be crying bloody murder! If they cannot get enough signatures then too bad. What a waste of tax payer money!
  • by Wow on Jul 11, 2012 at 04:50 AM
    Once again the republicans are costing the taxpayers money. What the do best!
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