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Michigan's 11th Congressional District special election, 2012

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The 11th congressional district of Michigan will hold a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. The election is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative Thaddeus McCotter (R). The primary will take place on September 5, 2012, while the general election will coincide with the November 6, 2012, general election. Candidates who wish to run had until July 20 to collect the 1,000 required petition signatures to get onto the ballot.[1]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party David Curson
Republican Party Kerry Bentivolio


September 5, 2012 primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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Five Republicans and one Democrat have filed signatures to run in the special primary election. Unless four of the GOP candidates drop out of the race, a costly primary election will have to be held on September 5, costing counties and communities $650,000. The special election is forced to be separate from the August 7 primary due to the timing of when McCotter resigned from the seat. His abrupt resignation on July 6, 2012, came too late for the special election primary to be held in conjunction with the regular primary election.[2]

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