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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...

Someecards Helpfully Commemorate A Political Debacle

Posted 07.08.2013 | Detroit

Birthdays. Breakups. Social media fails. For every occasion, a Someecard is waiting to be shared. So fear not, politicos hoping to mark the one-yea...

GOP Congressman Who Resigned Points Finger At Former Top Aide

MLive | Posted 06.12.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (AP) -- Ex-Michigan U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter has sued a former top aide and an ex-intern, saying they deliberately submitted forged nominat...

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...

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...

Thad McCotter's Congressional Seat Up For Grabs

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley called Tuesday for a special election to replace 11th district U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) who resigned unexpectedly o...

GOP Rep Resigning From Congress

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) is resigning from his post in Congress. The Michigan Republican addressed his decision to step down in a statement...

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...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: A Supreme Court Strikedown Of Health Care Reform Would Not Be A Boon To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Because political discussion is primarily forged in the flames of a pointlessly crazy news cycle, by a profoundly decadent set of pundits farting into...

GOP Rep Faces Major Roadblock After Campaign Hiccup

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan should have had an easy time knocking off a little-known opponent in the Republican primary ...

GOP Rep. Taking Unconventional Action To Clean Up 'Mess'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.) announced Tuesday that he will run a write-in campaign for reelection to his seat, agreeing with Michigan's secretar...

Problems Plague Former GOP Rep's Re-Election Chances

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

Thad McCotter, a former GOP presidential hopeful and the U.S. Representative to Michigan's 11th congressional district, may not have turned in enough ...

GOP Candidate Quits Presidential Primary Race

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) is terminating his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, The Detroit News reports. McCotter launche...

Michele Bachmann Wins Straw Poll

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann emerged the winner in the widely-anticipated Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday. The conservat...

Ames Straw Poll 2011: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Early Test

AP | MIKE GLOVER and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

AMES, Iowa — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Candidates Go Head-To-Head In Iowa

Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

A test of conservative strength and a table-setter for next year's Iowa caucuses, the Ames Straw Poll is taking place in the Hawkeye State on Saturday...

Jason Linkins

Thaddeus McCotter Goes Lo-Fi In Fundraising Ask

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

I don't have any idea how well Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) is going to do in this weekend's Ames Straw Poll -- though if the critical C...

LATEST UPDATES: Ames Straw Poll Countdown

Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

The race for the Republican presidential nomination is heating up ahead of the Ames Straw Poll. A test of conservative strength, the table-setter for ...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For August 5, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

In an odd moment from this week, an eagle-eyed Taegan Goddard found a strangely pessimistic image on the RNC's website -- pessimistic, that is, from t...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For July 29, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

Hello, America. The Speculatron has been away on vacation for the past couple of weeks. But not much has changed, really, since we left. Mitt Romney a...

GOP Presidential Candidates Answer Questions In 140 Characters

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You think presidential debates are challenging? Try limiting your answers to 140 characters. Six Republican presidential hopefuls trade...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For July 8, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

"It's a big day for early Pawlenty obituaries," wrote Ben Smith, citing articles from Neil King and our own Sam Stein/Jon Ward tandem, all of whom pro...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Mitt Romney Will Skip One Of The Hundreds Of Debates Scheduled For 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

Jonathan Martin reports that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will take a pass on a July debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. That's bad news for Tuc...

Jason Linkins

Who Will Be The 2012 GOP's 'Candidate-To-Be-Named-Later?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

Now that Jon Huntsman has jumped into the 2012 presidential fray, the GOP's field of candidates is firmer than ever. And yet, odds are that Huntsman's entry will not ameliorate the big problem faced by the GOP's 2012 candidates: Republican voters just aren't all that into them.