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Poll: 11th Congressional District's Write-in Candidate Has Chance At Defying The Odds

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This undated photo released by the congressional campaign of Nancy Cassis shows Cassis, a Republican from Novi, Mich. She is running as a write-in candidate for the U.S. House seat that was held by U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Livonia, until his resignation earlier in July, 2012. Cassis said she considers it a waste of taxpayer money to hold a special primary election to help pick someone to complete the remainder of McCotter’s current term. Cassis said she has filed to take part in that prim
This undated photo released by the congressional campaign of Nancy Cassis shows Cassis, a Republican from Novi, Mich. She is running as a write-in candidate for the U.S. House seat that was held by U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Livonia, until his resignation earlier in July, 2012. Cassis said she considers it a waste of taxpayer money to hold a special primary election to help pick someone to complete the remainder of McCotter’s current term. Cassis said she has filed to take part in that prim

WASHINGTON -- Her name may not be on the ballot, but former state Sen. Nancy Cassis is poised to win what could be a ticket to Congress anyway in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Despite the difficulties inherent in running a write-in campaign, Cassis of Novi holds a 52%-36% lead over her GOP rival, former teacher and reindeer rancher Kerry Bentivolio of Milford, according to a poll done by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and three outstate stations.

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