Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Turbulent times for Thad McCotter

Many of you may know Thad McCotter as a congressman that represents the suburbs of Detroit in a solidly republican district. A lot of you may know him as a failed presidential candidate. Some of you may know him as an excellent guitar player. A few of you may even know him for being the guy to point out that banks lose money on a good chunk of the foreclosures that they do. What you may not know however is that he's running for reelection this year but will be doing it as a write in candidate. Why do it as a write in candidate when you're the republican representative of a congressional district that has elected the same republican representative since 2002? He's doing this because in his attempt to gather up the minimum 1000 signatures needed to run,there may have been small hints of fraud to the tune of over 1000 signatures. Honestly he should have had enough signatures to not even have this problem considering the sheer size of Livonia. Now what should have been a cakewalk for McCotter will now turn into a battle between an obscure tea party republican,an even more obscure democrat and an even more obscure guy who follows Lyndon Larouche. Or as this article points out,a slightly more well known local democrat could enter the race and actually make it interesting. To read more about McCotter and his possible fraud,click the picture below.