congressional elections http://michiganradio.org en Six candidates filed to finish out McCotter's term today http://michiganradio.org/post/six-potential-candidates-filed-finish-out-mccotters-term-today <p>Democrat Dave Curson, and Republicans Kerry Bentivolio, Kenneth Crider, Steve King, Carolyn Kavanagh and Nancy Cassis all say they have filed enough valid signatures to run in the special election to fill the remainder of U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter&#39;s congressional seat, according to the <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120719/POLITICS01/207190470/1361/Democrat-files-for-special-primary-to-fill-McCotter-s-term">the Detroit News</a>.</p><p>The deadline for filing signatures was 4 p.m. today.</p><p>After McCotter abruptly resigned from his seat in Detroit&rsquo;s 11th Congressional district, he left a gap between his absence and the end of his term in early January.&nbsp;</p><p>In order to fill the gap, Gov. Rick Snyder&#39;s office called for a special question to appear on the November ballot, in which 11th District voters will decide on a candidate to finish out the remaining six weeks of McCotter&#39;s term.</p><p>On the same ballot, these constituents will vote again for whom they want to serve the following term beginning January 3, 2013.&nbsp; The deadline for candidates to file for that election has already passed.</p><p>A primary for the special election could be held on September 5, if more than one candidate from either party file enough signatures. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:55:34 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8380 at http://michiganradio.org Six candidates filed to finish out McCotter's term today McCotter resignation, special election create a 'nightmare' scenario for city clerks http://michiganradio.org/post/mccotter-resignation-special-election-create-nightmare-scenario-city-clerks <p>City clerks in Thaddeus McCotter&rsquo;s former Congressional district say his resignation has created a &ldquo;nightmare&rdquo; scenario for them.</p><p>McCotter&rsquo;s resignation last week means clerks in suburban Detroit&rsquo;s 11<sup>th</sup> Congressional district have to do a lot more work in very little time.</p><p>Livonia city clerk Terry Marecki says she was surprised when state officials called the special election to fill what will amount to just a few weeks of McCotter&rsquo;s remaining term.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:11:44 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8237 at http://michiganradio.org McCotter resignation, special election create a 'nightmare' scenario for city clerks Longtime Michigan Congressman Dale Kildee retiring http://michiganradio.org/post/longtime-michigan-congressman-dale-kildee-retiring <p>UPDATE:</p><p>A number of Michigan politicians are responding to the news of Rep. Dale Kildee&#39;s retirement.</p><p>Here&#39;s the response from Mayor Dayne Walling of Flint:</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:32:44 +0000 The Associated Press & Michigan Radio Newsroom 3341 at http://michiganradio.org Longtime Michigan Congressman Dale Kildee retiring