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Kerry Bentivolio

'Accidental Congressman' Defeated By Romney-Backed Challenger

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio has lost the Republican primary for Michigan's 11th District, the Associated Press reports. Bentivolio, the "accidental cong...

Mainstream GOP Fights For Michigan House Seats

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT and DAVID EGGERT | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Backed by outside groups and their own fortunes, two insurgent Republicans are trying to knock off a pair of incumbent House m...

Samantha Lachman

7 Primaries You Should Watch This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Congress has left town for its five-week recess and focus is turning elsewhere, this week's elections across the country will be m...

This Seat Is Looking Pretty Republican

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Congressional seat in Michigan's 11th District, now occupied by colorful tea party pol Kerry Bentivolio (R), won't face a challenge from Demo...

Look Out, Santa! Tea Party Rep. May Have Formidable Challenger

Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

A "high-profile" Michigan Democrat is contemplating a run in the 11th Congressional District, home to one of the House's most colorful tea party membe...

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Conservative Businessmen To GOP: Tea Party Is Over

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the...

Jason Linkins

Impeachment Fantasies Fill Out The Dull Last Days Of August

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Idle hands are the devil's playground, especially during these dog days of summer where the "news" is supposedly "slow." And so it really shouldn't be...

GOP Congressman: It Would Be 'Dream Come True' To Write Bill To Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) became the latest House Republican to suggest that he'd like to impeach President Barack Obama, telling a disappointed...

Traffic Cameras: Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC

U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) is planning to propse a bill to remove and prohibit cameras used to detect traffic infractions in the District, W...

Dem Who 'Stunned Everybody' Faced With Fast-Approaching Deadline

AP | By HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.17.2013 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Driving from Michigan in his Ford F150 pickup truck, David Curson arrived in Washington a week ago. He set up an office last Sunday, was...

Bentivolio Wins Congressional Seat

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

The successor to disgraced U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan's 11th district will be a Tea-Party-backed veteran whose resume includes work as a ...

Brother Calls House Candidate 'Mentally Unbalanced'

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Five days before Michigan voters will choose a new successor to the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, an already strange race ...

Santa Claus Impersonator Tries To Win After Sudden GOP Exit

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

NORTHVILLE, Mich. — It seemed things couldn't get more muddled after U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, a Republican who appeared destined for easy re...

House Candidate Reportedly Wanted To Make Students Cry

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Former high school teacher Kerry Bentivolio, who is running for Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's southeast Michigan seat, told his students on the first day o...

Criminal Charges For Staffers In McCotter Petition Forgery Scandal

Posted 08.12.2012 | Detroit

Four campaign staffers of former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich) face multiple criminal charges of allegedly perpetuating election fraud: the latest t...

Congressman's 'Unnecessary Blunder' Throws Election Into Chaos

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -- All had their reasons for seeking the congressional seat in the wealthy Detroit suburbs where Mitt Romney grew up. But none could...