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August 5, 2014
Updated, Wednesday 7:00 a.m. | The accidental congressman‘s tenure in Washington came to an end Tuesday evening, when Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio lost the Republican primary to attorney David Trott in this district northwest of Detroit.
Trott had 66 percent of the 11th District vote when The Associated Press called the race for him. Bentivolio trailed with 34 percent of the vote at that time.
Trott spent heavily on his own campaign and secured significant support from Michigan Republicans for his effort to oust the incumbent.
August 4, 2014
Tuesday night features some of the most intense — and final — tea party-vs.-business contests of the GOP primary season.
Polls close in Michigan and Kansas at 9 p.m. EST. Washington State has a mail-in ballot system, with the first set of results expected to be released by 11:30 p.m. EST.
Here are the six things to watch in those states:
February 13, 2014
Updated, 1:51 p.m. | Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., will retire at the end of the year, he announced Thursday in a statement.
“It is with deep appreciation for that privilege that I announce that this will be my final term in office and that I will not run for reelection in November,” he said in a release.
Hastings is the 18th member of Congress to announce retirement this term, according to Roll Call’s Casualty List. GOP Rep. Gary G. Miller of California announced Wednesday he would not seek re-election. Though a host of high-profile lawmakers have said they will step down lately, it’s not close to the records set by previous Congresses.
It is unlikely Hastings’ 4th District will become competitive in an open-seat race. Mitt Romney carried the seat in 2012 by a 22-point margin.