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's congressional seat, according to the the Detroit News.
The deadline for filing signatures was 4 p.m. today.
After McCotter abruptly resigned from his seat in Detroit’s 11th Congressional district, he left a gap between his absence and the end of his term in early January.
In order to fill the gap, Gov. Rick Snyder'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's term.
On the same ballot, these constituents will vote again for whom they want to serve the following term beginning January 3, 2013. The deadline for candidates to file for that election has already passed.
A primary for the special election could be held on September 5, if more than one candidate from either party file enough signatures.