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  • Michigan: Consensus for Nancy Cassis as Write-In

    06/07/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 7, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    That was fast. Top Michigan Republicans decided to support former state Sen. Nancy Cassis (R) as their consensus write-in candidate for the 11th district GOP ballot. A cadre of top local GOP leaders met again this morning to discuss potential candidates and settled on Cassis out of a handful of write-in hopefuls who expressed interest. The decision follows a hectic couple of days for the local GOP since Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) dropped his own write-in bid Saturday after failing to make the Aug. 7 primary ballot. There’s one Republican on the primary ballot, reindeer rancher Kerry Bentivolio, but GOP...
  • The Strangest Congressman

    09/19/2012 3:18:16 PM PDT · by billorites · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 19, 2012 | Betsy Woodruff
    It always seemed that the oddness of Thaddeus McCotter’s political career had already maxed out. From referring to himself in the third person as a state senator to quoting Led Zeppelin on the House floor to running for president, he always managed to outdo himself. His career kept growing weirder until it reached its climax in one of the strangest political collapses in recent memory. McCotter went from briefly being one of the highest-ranked Republicans in the House of Representatives to its most surreal flameout, serving as a cautionary tale for no one in particular, since one would be hard-pressed...
  • Campaign staff charged in McCotter petitions probe

    08/09/2012 2:45:23 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 12 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 09, 2012 | Associated Press
    Michigan's attorney general has charged four of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's campaign staffers in an investigation into fake and duplicate signatures on nominating petitions. Attorney General Bill Schuette announced charges Thursday ranging from forgery and conspiracy to falsely signing election documents.
  • Michigan: Thaddeus McCotter Resigns From Congress (UPDATED)

    07/07/2012 2:58:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Posted at 5:29 p.m. on July 6 | Joshua Miller
    (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Michigan Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who ran a quixotic presidential bid and then failed to get enough signatures to appear on the GOP ballot for his 6th term, announced late today he had resigned from office. “Today I have resigned from the office of United States Representative for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District,” he said in a statement sent out by his campaign. “After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my...
  • Rep. McCotter resigns after ‘nightmarish’ month and a half

    07/06/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2012 | By Jonathan Easley
    GOP Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.) resigned on Friday, citing the effects a “nightmarish” month and half has had on his family. “After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family,” McCotter wrote in a statement. “As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.”
  • Michigan congressman ends write-in campaign (McCotter)

    06/02/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT · by quantim · 17 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jun 2, 8:50 PM EDT
    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan announced Saturday that he would not seek a sixth term through a write-in campaign after he failed to get enough signatures to get on the ballot. McCotter ran a little-noticed Republican presidential campaign last year before asking voters to re-elect him to his Detroit-area congressional seat. He surprised everyone late last month when he announced the Michigan secretary of state's office had determined he didn't have the 1,000 valid signatures needed to get on the Aug. 7 primary ballot, even though 2,000 signatures were turned in. A spokesman for the...
  • Bennett plans write-in for 11th Congressional seat (Michigan alert)

    06/03/2012 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    WLNS Channel 6 ^ | June 1, 2012
    A former state senator from Canton Township wants the 11th Congressional District seat currently belonging to Republican Thaddeus McCotter. Republican Loren Bennett tells the Detroit Free Press Friday that he is planning to run as a write-in candidate. He was in the Michigan Senate from 1995 to 2002.
  • Michigan: Thaddeus McCotter to Run as a Write-In

    05/29/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 29, 2012 | By Shira Toeplitz
    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.
  • Thaddeus G. McCotter: The Great Deflation - We must address the clear and present threat to...

    08/16/2011 1:37:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 16, 2011 | Thaddeus G. McCotter
    The Great DeflationWe must address the clear and present threat to our economy. Our prosperity stands on the precipice. Concerned Americans demand an explanation of how this happened and leadership that will walk us back from the cliff. But in the White House and along the campaign trail, the purported leaders fail to recognize or refuse to acknowledge the clear and present threat to our economy: the Great Deflation. The failure to differentiate between an economic recession and this Great Deflation will cause an economically doomed generation. But this need not happen. The strength of our economy — its capacity...
  • Thad McCotter: Ames Straw Poll a Debut

    08/16/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/14/2011 | John Gizzi
    The Republican presidential hopeful who came in last at the Iowa “Straw Poll” here said to consider his appearance at Ames “a debut” and to keep an eye on his longest-shot candidacy for 2012. “We got invites to speak to party organizations in four different counties,” five-term Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich) told HUMAN EVENTS, shortly after he drew 35 votes in the straw poll won by Michele Bachmann, “So look at it as an introduction, a debut. We’ll build a campaign as we go on.” McCotter spoke to us after he had addressed what he called “the biggest audience I...
  • ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FL (Sept 23, 2011)

    08/03/2011 6:37:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 9 replies
    Conservative.Org ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Staff
    ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FL For Immediate Release: August 3, 2011Contact: Kristy Campbell, (703) 836-8602, KCampbell@conservative.org   ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FLAll-star Panels to Feature Bill Kristol, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Jim Talent ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced eight-time New York Times’ bestselling author Ann Coulter will be a headliner at CPAC FL – the organization’s first in an inaugural series of regional events expanding on the legacy of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Additionally, ACU announced several national conservative leaders will serve on CPAC FL panels, including the founder...
  • Is There Room For A Cool Conservative?

    07/03/2011 9:23:33 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 20 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/03/11 | CaroleL
    If you tuned into the 24 hour news channels this weekend, you saw more of the wall-to-wall coverage, in-depth speculation and general sensationalizing of the Casey Anthony trial. But you probably missed the announcement by Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-Michigan) that he is officially running for president. Granted the GOP field is rather crowded and one more candidate seeking the party's nomination may not be big news. But on a holiday weekend when the only other story is the courtroom saga in Florida, it would seem reasonable that the media would give a sitting member of Congress some attention; at least...
  • MI GOP Congressman Thaddeus McCotter throwing his hat in the ring - Vanity

    07/02/2011 9:24:14 AM PDT · by no dems · 70 replies
    July 2, 2011 | no dems
    Due to copyright "stuff" I can't post an article on here from the Detroit Free Press, but it seems that Michigan GOP Congressman Thaddeus McCotter is entering the GOP race for Prez. The guy is very, very Conservative and smart. He has a very sharp wit and would devastate President Clueless in a Debate. He will have a little trouble explaining his vote for money for the Michigan Auto Industry, but, he does represent auto workers after all. He's been on FOX a lot (Red Eye [where they absolutely love him] and Huckabee.) Dude also plays a mean guitar. Just...
  • AP source: McCotter to announce on presidency

    06/30/2011 8:14:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/30/11 | David N. Goodman - ap
    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter will make a "major announcement" Saturday about whether he will run for president in next year's election, a person familiar with the plans said Thursday. McCotter's office said Thursday that the 45-year-old will be the keynote speaker Saturday at a festival in Whitmore Lake. "He's going to make a major announcement at that event," the person, who is in contact with the Livonia congressman, told The Associated Press.
  • 8 Things You Should Know About Thaddeus McCotter

    06/27/2011 1:36:00 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 27, 2011 | Carrie Mihalcik
    Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., a five-term congressman who isn't well known on the national stage, is mulling a possible presidential run. "A decision hasn't been made, but it will be made soon.... I’m not going to put a timeline on it," he told the Daily Caller. McCotter has been working his way into the inner circle of the Republican leadership since his early support of John Boehner, R-Ohio, for majority leader in 2006. As Cook Political Report's David Wasserman writes, McCotter has few options if he wants to continue to climb: "Republicans haven't broken through at the Senate level in...
  • Thaddeus McCotter Creates Chaos At Straw Poll Auction

    06/23/2011 9:47:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    The iowa Republican ^ | June 23, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    At today’s Iowa Straw Poll land auction, participating campaigns were surprised by a mystery participant who would not state which campaign she was representing. Kellie Paschke, a lobbyist whose clients include Iowans for Tax Relief, arrived at the scheduled Straw Poll auction intending to bid on a parcel of the Iowa State Center for an undisclosed candidate. Before the meeting started, representatives of Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum were seen outside the building discussing the situation of the mystery bidder. The representatives went inside and began the meeting, but a short time later, campaign representatives and party staff...
  • Rep. McCotter seriously considers presidential bid

    05/25/2011 10:17:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2011
    U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan says he's giving serious consideration to making a run for the Republican nomination for president. The fifth-term congressman from Livonia said Wednesday during an interview on WJR-AM in Detroit the job is attractive because it would allow him to shape the debate in Washington. But he says the ultimate decision will be made in consultation with his wife, Rita, a registered nurse, and their three kids. Politico reported a day earlier that McCotter would make his decision within the next two weeks. McCotter also has been linked with a possible run for the U.S....
  • McCotter for president?

    05/09/2011 7:09:40 PM PDT · by paltz · 51 replies
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 5/9/11 | Kerry Picket
    Sources around Capitol Hill are chatting up a dark horse candidate for the 2012 Republican nominee for president, I'm told. Conservative Republican donors and grassroots activists, who have raised concerns that there is not yet a true Reagan conservative in the GOP presidential primary are privately encouraging Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican, to look at a potential entry.
  • Thaddeus McCotter, guitar hero and 2012 dark horse: A Michigan star rises in Washington

    04/27/2011 12:20:32 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 27th 2011 | S.E. Cupp
    The sign outside the ballroom was matter-of-fact: "Unsigned $20. Signed $15. No Haggling." That matter-of-fact sign was next to a matter-of-fact pile of books, which sat on a matter-of-fact folding table. And sitting behind it was a matter-of-fact man, whom you might walk right past without so much as a glance. That's too bad, because he could become the next President of the United States. The man was Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, and he was signing copies of his new book, "Seize Freedom! American Truths and Renewal in a Chaotic Age," outside the Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines late...
  • Union Bailout Update: Rep. Thaddeus McCotter Speaks out, Tells the Truth and Votes for it Anyway

    06/03/2010 7:43:06 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | June 1, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    The union bailout bill has passed in the House. Now the Senate considering their version. Politicians are doing their best to convince us that taxpayers are not bailing out unions, but the truth is, we will. A few of the unions involved are the Major League Baseball Union, The National Football League Union, The Teamsters, SEIU among others. The House legislation creates a fund, known as the "fifth" fund on the books of the U.S. Treasury. The guarantor for the funds is, and has been, PBGC. When PBGC cannot meet their obligations, the "fifth" fund pays - courtesy of the...
  • The Crisis of Consent: Republicans Must NOT Abet Obama’s ShamWoW! Summit

    02/23/2010 5:47:18 PM PST · by GVnana · 23 replies · 630+ views
    Red State via Big Government ^ | 2/23/2009 | Rep. Thaddeus McCotter
    In an alarming finding, the Rasmussen Report found only 21% of Americans believe the Democrat-controlled U.S. government has the consent of the governed. Amazingly, this view is held by only 32% of Democrats. Spurred by the unjust Wall Street Bailout, this crisis of consent is exacerbated by an Obama Administration and its Democratic Congress’ insistence on ramming through a government-run health care scheme in defiance of the sovereign American people’s emphatic opposition. Now, having already pre-determined its outcome, the Obama Administration will hold a health care summit. The summit’s goal is to persuade the public that the Republican minority is...
  • A Tax Break for Pet Owners

    11/29/2009 10:18:15 AM PST · by freespirited · 60 replies · 1,572+ views
    Parade ^ | 11/29/09 | J. Scott Orr
    Animal shelters across the country have reported a sharp surge in abandoned animals, many cut loose by owners who can no longer afford to care for them. Now, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R., Mich.) has introduced a bill that would use the federal tax code to help. The Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act would allow pet owners to deduct the cost of food, veterinary care, and other pet-related expenses from their income taxes—up to $3500 per year. McCotter says the bill would provide tax relief for pet owners while at the same time strengthening “the human-animal bond.”...
  • Global Generation Republicans: The Next Birth of Freedom

    10/15/2009 1:47:27 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 10 replies · 481+ views
    Big Government ^ | 15 Oct 2009 | Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter (R-MI)
    Global Generation Republicans: The Next Birth of Freedom Posted By Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter (R-MI) On October 15, 2009 @ 10:30 am In Culture, Featured Story, Politics | 36 Comments They were “Wide Awakes” – scores of torchbearers marching through sleepy hamlets to herald the emancipation of a people from the bonds of slavery into God-given liberty.  These despised and decried champions of human freedom and defenders of American Union proudly called themselves “Republicans.”        Through the ensuing decades of political triumphs, falters and defeats, we Republicans never forgot our honorable heritage – until today.  Amidst the stormy present, some of...
  • TaxVox: the Tax Policy Center blog :: The HAPPY Act

    10/05/2009 4:52:38 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Tax Vox ^ | August 7th | Howard Gleckman
    Representative Thaddeus McCotter, a fourth-term Republican from Livonia MI, has introduced the HAPPY Act—the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years Act. It is HR 3501, and it was introduced on July 31. You could look it up. The HAPPY Act would allow taxpayers to deduct up to $3,500-a-year in pet care expenses, including vet care.
  • Congressman Thaddeus McCotter On Foxnews Calls On Obama To Apologize For Remarks (Video)

    07/28/2009 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 15 replies · 772+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/28/09 | talkradio03
    I don't think that Sgt. Crowley should have a beer until Obama apologizes to him, Barry is just using him as a photo op because of sliding poll numbers, here's Congressman McCotter today with Megan Kelly
  • AUDIO: Congressman Introduces Resolution Calling On Obama To Apologize To Cop

    07/27/2009 8:09:29 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 9 replies · 112+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 27, 2009 | Real
    Washington Times: U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said Monday he intends to introduce a resolution in Congress calling on President Obama to apologize for saying Boston-area police officers "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard professor, despite not knowing all of the facts and acknowledging the suspect is a friend. "I view this less as a racial incident than a presidential incident," Mr. McCotter, Michigan Republican, told The Washington Times "American's Morning News" radio show. "What I think is necessary is for the president to apologize to Officer Crowley, retract the statement and let's move forward."
  • Outstanding Speech On Bailout By Thaddeus McCotter [R-MICHIGAN] -- Video Linked.

    09/25/2008 8:34:37 PM PDT · by TFine80 · 61 replies · 1,673+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | September 25, 2008 | Thaddeus McCotter
    It looks like the Republican House is getting its mojo back. Certainly deserves its own thread.