GOP primary for last weeks of Rep. McCotter's term

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Five southeastern Michigan Republicans are competing for a chance to fill the final weeks of ex-U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's term in Congress.

The Livonia Republican resigned during an investigation of irregularities in the nominating petitions that kept him from seeking re-election.

A special primary election Wednesday will pick a candidate to face Democrat David Curson of Belleville on Nov. 6. The winner serves only from mid-November until the end of the year.

The candidates include ex-teacher Kerry Bentivolio of Milford and ex-state Sen. Nancy Cassis of Novi.

The others are Steve King, Kenneth Crider and Carolyn Kavanagh.

A separate contest on the Nov. 6 ballot decides who fills the seat in 2013-2014. Bentivolio faces Democratic Canton Township Trustee Syed Taj in that race.

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