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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:
April 28, 2014
Michigan Republican Paul Mitchell will go on the air Tuesday with a positive TV ad in his bid to replace retiring GOP Rep. Dave Camp.
The bio spot shows Mitchell both in a suit in an office, as well as outdoors in flannel and boots, with a couple shots of waving American flags. He is one of a few Republicans running in the Aug. 5 primary for Michigan’s 4th District, located in the central part of the state.
“This is Paul Mitchell, conservative working for our America,” the male narrator says. Full story
March 31, 2014
Rep. Dave Camp announced Monday he will not seek a 13th term, becoming the second Michigan Republican in the past week to announce his retirement.
“Today, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives,” Camp said in a statement. “This decision was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family.”
Camp, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, is the fourth member of the Michigan congressional delegation to retire this cycle. His announcement follows GOP Rep. Mike Rogers’ retirement decision last week.