04/12/2013 11:39 am ET Updated Jun 12, 2013

Thad McCotter: Ex-aides Deliberately Blew Nomination

DETROIT (AP) -- Ex-Michigan U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter has sued a former top aide and an ex-intern, saying they deliberately submitted forged nominating petitions in his name to keep him from seeking re-election, the Livonia Republican's lawyer said Thursday.

McCotter lawyer David Ottenwess said he filed the suit Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court against Don Yowchuang and Dillon Breen. Yowchuang, 34, was McCotter's deputy district director, and Breen, 20, was a student intern working for the congressman.

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