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Sunday, June 3, 2012

A new way to get rid of your opponent

  The droll Rep. Thaddeus McCotter apparently has a campaign manager who did not file enough legitimate signatures on his petition to file to run again. 
  It turns out that not only were not enough signatures obtained, many of those that were obtained were fraudulent or repetitious.
  At first, McCotter was going to conduct a write-in campaign, ala Alaska's Lisa Murkowski.
  Now McCotter has decided to drop his attempt to keep his seat.
  What's interesting (and will continue to be interesting, if the proper investigation takes place) is WHO attempted this successful operation to disqualify a candidate for office without even putting up a fight.
 This is McCotter's statement:

“I have ended my write-in campaign in Michigan’s 11th CongressionalDistrict,” announced McCotter. 
“One can’t clean up a mess multitasking. Honoring my promise to the sovereign people of our community only allows me to finish the official duties of my present Congressional term; and aid the State Attorney General criminal investigation that I requested into identifying the person or persons who concocted the fraudulent petitions that have cost me so dearly. 
“Honoring this promise does not allow me to continue a political write-in campaign. This decision is final, regardless of how swiftly the investigation is concluded.” 
“To those who unhappy at this news, I’m sorry; to those happy at this news, you’re welcome,” McCotter concluded.
  Michigan has had its share of fake Tea Partiers.
  Honest politicians need to beware of those opportunists who may magically appear to help with campaigns. It would certainly seem that background checks need to be performed on those who work for campaigns.
  This is the state we are now in in politics in America. 
  This kind of deceit isn't unique to Democrats but it sure is a hallmark of being dishonest and a liberal who's willing to do anything to win.

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