David Curson http://michiganradio.org en Before Bentivolio starts, Curson plans to tackle "fiscal cliff" for Michigan's 11th http://michiganradio.org/post/bentivolio-starts-curson-plans-tackle-fiscal-cliff-michigans-11th-0 <p>In Michigan's freaky 11th Congressional District, the Republican candidate both won AND lost on Election Day.</p><p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/mccotter-abruptly-resigns-michigan-congressional-seat">It all started here... when this guy's campaign imploded:</a></p><p></p><p>Then <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/republican-bentivolio-moves-race-replace-mccotter">this reindeer rancher stepped into the race</a> for the Republicans...</p><p></p><p>And two elections were needed to sort the mess out. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 18:08:46 +0000 Mark Brush 9856 at http://michiganradio.org Before Bentivolio starts, Curson plans to tackle "fiscal cliff" for Michigan's 11th Commentary: The abbreviated congressman http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-abbreviated-congressman <p>I really don’t envy anybody, with the possible exception of my dog, who is going to spend his day napping while I run around Detroit. But part of me would like to be David Curson for the next few weeks.&nbsp; Dave just got himself unexpectedly elected to Congress.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:45:31 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 9835 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: The abbreviated congressman Strange-but-true 11th Congressional race gets stranger http://michiganradio.org/post/strange-true-11th-congressional-race-gets-stranger <p>Voters in the 11th Congressional District in Michigan will send a Democratic UAW activist to Congress for the lame duck session in November and December -- and a Republican Tea Party activist to Congress for the full term starting in January.</p><p>Here's how it happened.&nbsp; (The "why" may never be satisfactorily answered.)</p><p>Thaddeus McCotter is the five-term Republican Congressman who until July represented the strongly Republican-leaning 11th Congressional District.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:58:37 +0000 Tracy Samilton 9827 at http://michiganradio.org