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McCotter ends write-in re-election bid

June 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., announced Saturday he has ended his write-in bid to win another term.

McCotter, who found himself in the position of running a write-in campaign after failing to get enough petition signatures to get his name on Michigan's primary ballot, said he would finish out his current turn and assist the state attorney general's "criminal investigation that I requested into identifying the person or persons who concocted the fraudulent petitions that have cost me so dearly," McCotter said in a statement posted on his campaign Web site.

"One can't clean up a mess multitasking," said the 46-year-old, five-term representative from Michigan's reliably Republican 11th District, which includes Detroit's northwestern suburbs.

"To those who unhappy at this news, I'm sorry; to those happy at this news, you're welcome," McCotter concluded.

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