01/06/2014 12:23 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

The Weirdest GOP Primary In 2014


In a year where business-friendly Republicans are lining up to challenge tea party-renegades, the GOP primary in Michigan's 11th district defies political convention. In one corner is freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio—a former Santa impersonator and reindeer rancher who was elected almost by accident last fall after the five-term incumbent abruptly quit. In the other is David Trott, a lawyer who has been dubbed the "foreclosure king" of a state in which 38 percent of mortgages are underwater.

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