Skip to comments.Michigan GOP US House incumbent loses primary
Posted on 08/05/2014 10:57:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, considered by some to be an accidental congressman, was easily defeated Tuesday in a Michigan district and became the third U.S. House incumbent to lose his seat this year.
Lawyer and businessman David Trott, 53, who contributed nearly $2.5 million of his own money to his campaign, will face Democrat Bobby McKenzie, a counterterrorism expert, in the November general election to represent the 11th congressional district covering a swath of Detroits western and northern suburbs.
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Trott certainly got the RINO endorsements of Mitt Romney and the Chamber of Commerce. Bentivolio had a solidly conservative voting record.
A Democrat counter-terrorism expert? That’s like a Muslim dreidel maker or Cantor.
“A Democrat counter-terrorism expert? Thats like a Muslim dreidel maker or Cantor.”
He probably just doesn’t like Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin, leftist think they are terrorist
An expert in going after the evil “righties”, evidently.
"McKenzie, 39, said in a news release he has worked in counterterrorism for the last 15 years, most recently with the U.S. State Department as a senior adviser."
So there you have it. He was on the State Department Team. Probably had a lot of close contact with Hildabeast. Maybe he was in on State Department Security? Who knows?
(Maybe he knew Chris Stevens?)
that guy Michael Scheuer was CIA now an analyst on tv and he’s a big kook.
The AP is doing a subtle bias there...they describe the Republican as a "lawyer and businessman" who is obviously rich.
Sorry, AP...not buying it.
Come on everyone.. We have a Constitutional Scholar for President... Why can’t we have a Democrat counter terrorism expert? Geesh.
I saw a week or so ago that this congressman is likely lose, and he is one of the good guys. What’s the history here? Not knowing the district or the history, why is he considered the accidental congressman?
Chamber of Commerce crony. The party is finished
Yes but I’m sure the FR Mitt nipple danglers are happy this morning.
Do you think this is also largely due to our primaries not being true primaries? I think that until we stop allowing Democrat voters to help choose our Republican candidates it is going to be like this.
Yeah, Obama is a constitutional expert, but they never say which constitution.
Do you have any idea why conservatives didn’t turn out to support Bentivolio? That’s pretty disturbing.
I agree with you on closing the primary. My Rep Amash won big, but I think he could have won bigger were it not for the crossovers helping out his opponent.
Lack of money, “moderate” district, no GOP support, Mitt Money.
A ha. It’s McCotter’s seat. That makes sense now. I wish we would have known more about this race nationally. I would have supported this guy with some cash to beat the insider guy. I just heard of the race over the weekend.