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Michigan: Thaddeus McCotter to Run as a Write-In
Roll Call ^ | May 29, 2012 | By Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 05/29/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT by SMGFan

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter will run a write-in campaign for the GOP nomination after botching the signature requirement to make the Congressional ballot in Michigan.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 112th; mccotter; mccotter4bailouts; mi2012; oops; thaddeusmccotter; tmac
"Don Quixote" considered running for President.
1 posted on 05/29/2012 12:50:01 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Don’t live in Michigan, but I would vote for McCotter.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
I suspect he'll succeed as a write in.

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3 posted on 05/29/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan
Another “indispensable man”. At least in his mind.
4 posted on 05/29/2012 12:59:38 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaParty member, but no longer a Republican)
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To: SMGFan
“Having promised people I would seek another term in the United States Congress and, thereby, give them the chance to vote for or against me, the only way to clean up my mess is to run a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District . . . ”

Well, at least he is taking responsibility . . . but what a flub! The Cook PVI for this district is rated even. So he has his work cut out for him.

5 posted on 05/29/2012 1:02:50 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cripplecreek

Back in 2006 Ohio Democrat Charlie Wilson won his primary via the write in. His half wit son had gathered the signatures to get his dad on the ballot in the wrong district. The son is now a state senator....


6 posted on 05/29/2012 1:04:16 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SMGFan

If the guy was a flake, cunce or leftist, it would be funny but he is pretty sound for a guy that has to kiss some rust belt but out of Michigan.

I would have been better than a number of the also rans like a few governors that ran in the Primaries and fizzled. Its a shame to have your staff muff one this bad.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 1:09:19 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: KC Burke

I guess I should preview a little better.
cunce was supposed to be “dunce” and the second paragraph shoul have said “He would have been...” instead of “I”.

On second thought, I would have been better than Pawlenty.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 1:13:34 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: KC Burke

I guess I should preview a little better.
cunce was supposed to be “dunce” and the second paragraph shoul have said “He would have been...” instead of “I”.

On second thought, I would have been better than Pawlenty.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 1:13:42 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: SMGFan

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter will run a write-in campaign for the GOP nomination after botching the signature requirement to make the Congressional ballot in Michigan.


But he can run the country just fine.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: cripplecreek

“A review by The Detroit News of the petition signatures found full copies of a sheet of signatures that were photocopied once and in some cases two times and mixed in with the 136-page stack of signatures. In some cases, a different petition circulator’s name was signed to the duplicate copy.”

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120529/POLITICS01/205290388#ixzz1wIDY62b5


11 posted on 05/29/2012 1:31:57 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SaxxonWoods

At least the rules won’t have to be changed in Michigan like was done for another well known republican candidate.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 1:36:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; randita; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Darren McCarty; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

It’s official.

Whatever happens the democrats are a Larooshie and some random village trustee named Dr. Syed Taj so even if McCotter’s little known GOP challenger Kerry Bentivolio beats him in the primary I’m not worried about the seat, competitive though it is.

I wasn’t keen on McCotter’s no chance attempt at the Presidency but oddly enough I’d have preferred him to most of the other candidates.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SMGFan

How could McCotter be so incompetent as to do this?


14 posted on 05/29/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; randita; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Darren McCarty; BillyBoy

“I wasn’t keen on McCotter’s no chance attempt at the Presidency but oddly enough I’d have preferred him to most of the other candidates.”

Me too.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Impy; Darren McCarty; fieldmarshaldj

Dr. Taj has raised quite a bit of money, so if Bentivolio beats McCotter he’d better do some fundraising if he expects to win.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 3:46:26 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Brilliant; All
How could McCotter be so incompetent as to do this?

No.....

Think Obama, diversionary tactics, Gay Marriage, Birth Control etc, while other major issues slip by, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain... "Quo Bono?" "Who Benefits?"

My pet theory? but 1st from background...

* I live in his district.
* IMHO Thad is Republican 1st, Tea Partiers are not as hot on him as before, but wouldn't do something like this.
* An incompetent employee? perhaps...
* A screw up in Lansing, perhaps, but the SOS is a firm Conservative...

So did he have a mole? Again "who benefits?"

Debbie Stabenow....

My theory this is a dirty DNC mole trick to suck up GOP energy and resources. They must have some internals for Stabenow that are horrible (and / or for Obama ) , they need us to spin our wheels, and get bad airplay. If so they are deep deep doo-doo, with Wisconsin going South on them the must be desperate thinking Michigan is next.

Tell me what you think of my theory....

17 posted on 05/29/2012 3:53:41 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Brilliant; All
How could McCotter be so incompetent as to do this?

No.....

Think Obama, diversionary tactics, Gay Marriage, Birth Control etc, while other major issues slip by, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain... "Quo Bono?" "Who Benefits?"

My pet theory? but 1st from background...

* I live in his district.
* IMHO Thad is Republican 1st, Tea Partiers are not as hot on him as before, but wouldn't do something like this.
* An incompetent employee? perhaps...
* A screw up in Lansing, perhaps, but the SOS is a firm Conservative...

So did he have a mole? Again "who benefits?"

Debbie Stabenow....

My theory this is a dirty DNC mole trick to suck up GOP energy and resources. They must have some internals for Stabenow that are horrible (and / or for Obama ) , they need us to spin our wheels, and get bad airplay.

Tell me what you think of my theory....

18 posted on 05/29/2012 3:54:09 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy
I can think of two high profile Americans of Indian ancestry off the top of my head. One is known by his nickname. Bobby. The other goes by Nikki and has an English sounding last name due to marriage. They are also both Christian.

This isn't the most PC thing to say, but I'm not sure some guy named Syed (sounds Islamic), Dr or not, will get past a guy named Bill Roberts in the primary. There's a lot of Indians in Canton and Troy, but there's also a lot of union whites there and throughout the district, especially up in Waterford and in eastern Livonia. I can easily see some white or black union guy showing up at the polls, and going "I ain't votin' fer no Muslim" and voting for this Bill Roberts guy instead.

19 posted on 05/29/2012 5:05:59 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: taildragger

This is some penny ante stuff for a grand conspiracy.

Occam’s Razor, Thad’s campaign screwed up.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 5:25:00 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Darren McCarty; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; randita

To be fair 50% of the district voted for a guy named Barack Obama.

Taj is indeed a Muslim, his own site doesn’t mention it but he appears on a list of elected Muslims. Roberts however is a Larooshie wackjob, he thinks Obama is gonna start a war with Russia that will lead to nuclear holocaust. To win the rat primary in a walk all Taj has to do is make sure people know that. Larooshies only win when no one knows they are Larooshies.

Taj is the official candidate, I’m positive the unions will make sure their loyal voters know to vote for him. His name will be on their flyers and pamphlets.

Obviously he’s more a serious a candidate than I first thought but I doubt he’d win the general election over Bentivolio if the latter ran a competent and properly funded race.

I expect McCotter to win the nomination as a write in however.


21 posted on 05/29/2012 5:44:50 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: taildragger

Hmm...not impressed. A vigorous write-in primary campaign for an August primary just might spill over into November.

If he fails to win in August, might he challenge Levin in ‘14?


22 posted on 05/29/2012 6:22:45 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Impy
True, but people knew who Obama was. Obama spoke like a white guy who went to private school, and his opponent was a quitter in Michigan. Taj is the official candidate, but he'll have to get his name out and avoid low informed electorate syndrome. If I'm Bill Roberts, I'm not saying anything. My money is on Bentivolio. I don't think McCotter can get 30,000 or more write-ins. Here's what one of the more influential Michigan bloggers thinks about the race so far. His district had a write in campaign back in 2010 for his congressman's opponent.
23 posted on 05/29/2012 9:15:18 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Darren McCarty; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued

Interesting, I wasn’t aware that in some states (not Michigan) you could put a sticker with the candidates name in the write in spot. If Texas had allowed that Shelly Sekula-Gibbs would have been elected to Delay’s seat in 2006.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; All

That works here too (stickers, that is).


25 posted on 05/29/2012 9:57:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: SMGFan

McCotter is a worthless load.

His ACU rating for 2011 was less than 67, and his lifetime rating after 9 years is less than 83.
That’s beyond pathetic.

And now we know he’s not only a liberal, he’s an incompetent liberal.
Yikes. Go away, McCotter.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 9:59:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SMGFan

Liberals hate guys like McCotter because he plays electric guitar better than Madonna.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 5:17:30 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Lancey Howard
He also dissed the tea party, after voting for cash for clunkers with the rest of the RINO faction of Michigan. He told us to grow up during the debt debate and snobbily said, "It is an injurious to call a Republican a RINO as it is the tea party 'hobbits."

Thad McCotter is not ready for the Presidency.

That said, he is well versed in constitutional rhetoric, and well-known, so I believe he will get the Republican nomination.

28 posted on 05/30/2012 3:13:18 PM PDT by jenk (My tagline is new.)
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To: SMGFan; cripplecreek; Darren McCarty; Impy; scrabblehack; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; ...

Update: McCotter is *not* running as a write-in. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/301645/re-welcome-back-mccotter-robert-costa

And neither is Trott. But Rocky Raczkowski might? http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120529/POLITICS01/205290377 Rocky would make a fine Congressman, but winning a write-in campaign with that name will be very difficult.


29 posted on 06/02/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Thanks for the update, Goldwater.


30 posted on 06/02/2012 3:53:35 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Thanks for the update AuH2ORepublican.

McCotter not running a write in campaign.

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31 posted on 06/02/2012 3:53:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I do think there’s something odd about the whole situation. After all, this is the same part of the state where the fake tea party arose.

I expect that between McCotter, Schuette, and Johnson we’ll get to the bottom of it.


32 posted on 06/02/2012 3:59:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Schuette Announces AG Investigation of 11th Congressional District Petition Circulation.

May 31, 2012

LANSING - Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the Attorney General’s Criminal Division will investigate allegations of possible fraud related to nominating petitions filed in Representative Thaddeus McCotter’s 2012 candidacy for the 11th Congressional District. The decision to investigate follows a formal referral from the Secretary of State’s Bureau of Elections.

“We will follow the facts, without fear or favor,” said Schuette. “It’s our duty to maintain the integrity of our election process. We will conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation. If evidence of criminal violations is uncovered, we will not hesitate to prosecute.”

Earlier this month, Representative Thaddeus McCotter submitted nominating petitions to the Michigan Secretary of State for his candidacy for the 11th Congressional District. A formal review by the Bureau of Elections revealed various discrepancies in the petition filing, including duplicate signatures and the appearance of altered petitions


33 posted on 06/02/2012 4:03:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I believe Rocky is from Farmington Hills which is in the 14th district.


34 posted on 06/02/2012 6:00:10 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: cripplecreek; AuH2ORepublican

What does this mean exactly ? Will AG Schuette order McCotter placed back on the ballot or will Kerry Bentivolio be unopposed for the nomination ?


35 posted on 06/02/2012 7:58:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; cripplecreek; Darren McCarty

I don’t see how the AG could possibly rule that McCotter should get on the ballot. McCotter didn’t get enough valud signatures, and he’s not even contesting that fact.

As for Rocky Raczkowski, sure, Farmington Hills is now outside the district, but the only constitutional requirement is that he reside in Michigan. Besides, he’s fairly well known in the district from his past campaigns. The problem is that he’d run as a write-in in the primary and would have to convince Republicans to show up and at least attemp to spell Rocky Raczkowski.


36 posted on 06/02/2012 9:22:56 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No I don’t believe Shuette intends to get McCotter on the ballot but he will prosecute the guilty.


37 posted on 06/03/2012 2:40:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I know the deadline for filing for a write-in in the primary isn’t until the end of July (puzzling why McCotter wouldn’t attempt that anyway), so is anyone else of note going to try to file that way, or is it going to be left to Bentivolio ?


38 posted on 06/03/2012 3:34:31 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: cripplecreek

Whoops, nevermind, I missed that second article.


39 posted on 06/03/2012 3:38:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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