Nancy Cassis http://michiganradio.org en Voters to choose McCotter's temporary replacement tomorrow http://michiganradio.org/post/voters-choose-mccotters-temporary-replacement-tomorrow <p>Some voters in southeast Michigan have more than November's general election to think about.</p><p>Tomorrow, is is primary day in Michigan's 11th District.<br><br>That's when voters in parts of Wayne and Oakland counties will choose a temporary replacement for Republican U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter.<br><br><a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/mccotter-abruptly-resigns-michigan-congressional-seat">He quit in July</a> after it was discovered that petition signatures were forged or copied in at least two of his campaigns.<br><br>Five Republicans are vying for the seat. They'll face a Democrat, a Libertarian and a U.S. Taxpayers Party Candidate in the November 6th general election.<br><br>The taxpayer tab for the special election will be at least $650,000.</p><p>Low voter turnout is predicted.<br><br>Four of McCotter's former staff&nbsp; members have been charged in the petition scandal.</p><p>McCotter has not been charged. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:02:43 +0000 Rina Miller 8932 at http://michiganradio.org Voters to choose McCotter's temporary replacement tomorrow Cassis announces she's not actively campaigning for McCotter seat http://michiganradio.org/post/cassis-announces-shes-not-actively-campaigning-mccotter-seat <p>A special election has to be held to fulfill the rest of Thaddeus McCotter's term in the U.S. House of Representatives. McCotter resigned in the wake of <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/mccotter-abruptly-resigns-michigan-congressional-seat">a nominating petition mess</a>.</p><p>Now, one of those running for McCotter's seat says she won't actively campaign for the special Sept. 5 election. The election will determine who will represent the 11th District for the six weeks until the Nov. election.</p><p>More from the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120820/NEWS15/120820076/Nancy-Cassis-Thad-McCotter-Republican-seat">Detroit Free Press</a>:</p><blockquote><p>While former state Sen. Nancy Cassis’ name will be on a special primary ballot on Sept. 5 to fill out the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter’s congressional term, she will not actively campaign for the seat.</p><p>“I want to make clear that I will not actively campaign for the primary,” she said Monday.</p></blockquote><p>So Cassis isn't campaigning, but her name will appear on the ballot along with Steve King, Kenneth Crider, Carolyn Kavanah, and Kerry Bentivolio.</p><p>Bentivolio won the August primary for the full 2-year term for a new seat in the 11th District. He'll face a Democratic challenger in Nov. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:41:18 +0000 Mark Brush 8752 at http://michiganradio.org Cassis announces she's not actively campaigning for McCotter seat 11th congressional district - already interesting - gets more so, with Cassis decision http://michiganradio.org/post/11th-congressional-district-already-interesting-gets-more-so-cassis-decision <p align="LEFT">Republican Nancy Cassis says she will run in the September 5th special election in the 11th Congressional District.</p><p align="LEFT">The election was called to fill the few months remaining in the term, after the resignation of Thaddeus McCotter.</p><p align="LEFT">Cassis lost the August primary as a write-in, and she can&#39;t run in November unless it&#39;s also as a write-in candidate.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:13:43 +0000 Tracy Samilton 8673 at http://michiganradio.org 11th congressional district - already interesting - gets more so, with Cassis decision