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Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter short on signatures for 2012 bid to retain his seat
Mlive ^ | May 25, 2012 | David Eggert

Posted on 05/26/2012 2:13:28 AM PDT by SMGFan

LANSING, MI -- Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter said late Friday he has been told that he may not have turned in enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the August primary ballot.

"I have been apprised my campaign may have submitted insufficient petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a candidate for the 11th Congressional District's Republican nomination."

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 112th; mccotter; mi2012

1 posted on 05/26/2012 2:13:30 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

There is a seat we are going to lose!


2 posted on 05/26/2012 2:24:28 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SMGFan

Oh, no! I like this guy. Quirky, my foot. He speaks the truth. How can this happen?


3 posted on 05/26/2012 2:24:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SMGFan

even though he’s brilliant, he sucks at self promotion and not very active at campaigning. Lazy?


4 posted on 05/26/2012 2:26:51 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SMGFan

....and this guy thought he had what it takes to be president?


5 posted on 05/26/2012 2:27:39 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Maybe he can start a blog and join FR.


6 posted on 05/26/2012 2:34:55 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Oh, no! I like this guy. Quirky, my foot. He speaks the truth. How can this happen?

Get local Tea Partiers taking here in his district off the record and you might here he is more of an Establishment Republican than a Conservative. To be honest, I was even thinking of voting for his opponent as a protest vote. Their is more but not for here...

7 posted on 05/26/2012 2:36:44 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

This looks like sabotage from his own base. If a guy needs 2000 signatures, and 1000 are tossed outoo, that means either his campaign was not doing its job (laziness, fraud) or somebody was deliberately submitting bogus signatures.


8 posted on 05/26/2012 2:57:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You know brilliant minds think alike :-). I posted, then went for a coffee and thought about it, and that concept entered my brain. Maybe even outside forces, SEIU? Unions of other stripes getting their hands on the papers? or just a clerical snafu in Lansing that can be addressed? We will find out Tuesday....


9 posted on 05/26/2012 3:02:46 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: SMGFan

Now he tells us.

What the hell has he been doing?


10 posted on 05/26/2012 3:03:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
McCotter needs signatures.

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11 posted on 05/26/2012 3:07:41 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: SMGFan
"The only other Republican to file in the 11th District was Kerry Bentivolio, who has run before. MIRS cited GOP sources as saying they are trying to recruit a better-known Republican as a write-in candidate."

What do you know about Kerry Bentivolio? Apparently, he's a "Tea Party" candidate, and if the Republican establishment doesn't want him, that would seem to be one thing in his favor!

12 posted on 05/26/2012 3:29:18 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SMGFan
Is the Michigan Secretary of State a Rat? If so we can be sure that he won't have enough "valid" signatures.
13 posted on 05/26/2012 3:46:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Actually we’ve got one of the best Secretaries in the country. She made a name for herself as a county commissioner who took on ACORN fraud and then taking on the fake tea party in 2010. Since then, she’s been purging dead and illegal voters from the voter rolls.


14 posted on 05/26/2012 4:00:48 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: taildragger
Serously? What happened to him?

Cause no one does it better than this...


15 posted on 05/26/2012 5:39:39 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: SMGFan

How hard it is to get 3-4000 signatures? Candidates that run statewide in VA have to get 10,000 signatures - and most of them get 15, 20 or 25,000 signatures.

Overwhelming numbers eliminate these problems.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 6:19:23 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: SMGFan

How hard it is to get 3-4000 signatures? Candidates that run statewide in VA have to get 10,000 signatures - and most of them get 15, 20 or 25,000 signatures.

Overwhelming numbers eliminate these problems.


17 posted on 05/26/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: Cathy

I read at Detroit Free Press you may only submit between 1,000 and 2,000 signatures for the ballot

Was not permitted link that for the story
http://www.freep.com/article/20120525/NEWS15/120525063


18 posted on 05/26/2012 6:29:55 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: netmilsmom
What happened to him?

The Romney effect maybe? I think it played a big part in the removal of Saul Anuzis and Holly Hughes from their republican national committee seats last weekend.
19 posted on 05/26/2012 6:32:22 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: SMGFan

20 posted on 05/26/2012 6:32:59 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks cripplecreek.


21 posted on 05/26/2012 10:18:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sooth2222
"LaRouche national slate candidate Bill Roberts, who successfully filed the required signatures to be in the Democratic primary, appears to be in a far better position to win after the long-standing incumbent Thad McCotter (R-MI) screwed up his filing, and appears to be ineligible to appear on the ballot. McCotter is in his fifth term and was considered a sure thing. He had only an unknown Tea Party opponent in the primary. He may try a write-in campaign, but that is reportedly very difficult in Michigan.

The Detroit News report on this includes a straight statement on Bill Roberts: "On the Democratic side, Bill Roberts of Redford, who is part of the national slate of LaRouchePAC Democrats inspired by activist and former Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, filed, as did Syed Taj, a Canton Township trustee and former chief of medicine at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn.""

22 posted on 05/29/2012 10:33:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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