Bill Bullard en Oakland County officials: State should pay for McCotter special election <p>Some officials from Oakland County are trying to turn up the heat on Lansing to pay for a special election.</p><p>That election was called to replace Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, who resigned last month.</p><p>Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley called for the September 5th special election to fill out just the few remaining weeks of McCotter’s term. State officials maintain it’s required by law.</p><p>But that leaves local governments in suburban Detroit’s 11th district to pick up the tab.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:37:16 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8791 at