(CNN) - Four staffers for former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter were charged by the Michigan attorney general's office Thursday with submitting fake ballot petitions to get the Michigan lawmaker on the ballot for re-election.
The unsuccessful GOP 2012 presidential candidate resigned from his congressional post in July after failing to gain a spot on the primary ballot for re-election to the 11th District.
Washington (CNN) - Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter ended his fifth term in Congress Friday, four months before the November congressional election.
The unsuccessful GOP 2012 presidential candidate resigned from his congressional post after failing to gain a spot on the primary ballot for re-election to the 11th District, set in August.
(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said Saturday that he is ending his write-in bid for re-election, within a week of announcing he would not be on the primary ballot and requesting an investigation to determine why many of the signatures on his petition were ruled invalid.
"One can't clean up a mess multi-tasking," the Republican from Michigan said in a statement. "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."
(CNN) – After failing to get on the ballot for his re-election bid, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan announced Tuesday he will run as a write-in candidate for the Republican primary in the state's 11th Congressional District.
The congressman, who made a fleeting bid for president last year, said Friday that state officials notified him his petitions were insufficient and contained irregularities.
(CNN) - Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter may face a re-election hurdle that is not related to anti-incumbency sentiment or his ideological purity.
The Michigan Republican may not be on the ballot.
(CNN) - With regard to supporters, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is now heavy one ex-candidate.
A few hours after Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's congressional office confirmed the dissolution of his presidential campaign to CNN on Thursday, his campaign released a statement saying he would be backing Romney's bid for the White House.
(CNN) – Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter ended his presidential bid Thursday, after struggling to secure a foothold in the race for the 2012 GOP nomination.
“Today, effective immediately, I have withdrawn my candidacy to become the Republican Party’s nominee for the Office of President of the United States of America," he said in a statement.
Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Prayer and praise amid packed pathways, barbecue pits, musical acts and throngs of supporters wearing candidate's T-shirts - including a poodle.
The scene at the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa contest is chaotic but apparently not confusing to Iowans determined to cast votes for their candidate, socialize with fellow voters and indulge in free food and entertainment.
(CNN) - 2012 Republican presidential candidates are traveling this week, mostly in early presidential-contest states. Here's a look at where they're headed:
- Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota: Manchester and Maquoketa, Iowa: Rally and town hall meeting
- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: Manchester, New Hampshire and Lexington, Massachusetts: Meets with workers at a company and screens his documentary
- Rep. Ron Paul of Texas: Ames and Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Holds campaign events
- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty: Davenport, Muscatine and Mouth Pleasant, Iowa: Holds town halls and attends a hog roast party fundraiser
Washington (CNN) – Getting politicians to keep their answers short is tough. On Wednesday, six of them will be forced to by the confines of Twitter.
In what's being billed as "groundbreaking," six of the 10 major Republican presidential candidates will participate in a Twitter presidential debate. They will answer questions in 140 characters or less. That, of course, is the maximum number of characters allowed per tweet. Organizers of the debate say they will allow the candidates to type multiple tweets - but that short answers are still encouraged.