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McCotter Considering Presidential Run

McCotter Considering Presidential Run

 

Michigan Representative Thaddeus McCotter will be announcing his intention to run for the Republican presidential endorsement, adding him to the long list of contenders hoping to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.   McCotter, a fifth term Republican Congressman, came in last place in the recent Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll, according to Roll Call.

McCotter is believed to have made his decision after extensive visits to Iowa, having snagged former Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem Chris Rants as a senior adviser for his campaign team.   McCotter had already spent $18,000 on a straw poll registration spot for the Ames Straw Poll this August.

McCotter would be the third House member to formally announce, following in the footsteps of Rep. Ron Paul and Rep. Michele Bachmann.

 

Photo credit: By United States Congress (Office of Congressman Thad McCotter) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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1:35PM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

These people not only want popularity recognition, but the MONEY foolish people send as political contributions. I am sooooooo happy that these funds do not need to be REFUNDED. "Fools and their money are.....blah, blah, etc." Serves them all right wanting to support those who uphold their personal prejudices!

I admit, I'd sure like to be receiving this easy money... I know I deserve it ...and would appreciate it more!

11:42PM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

Another loser. In more ways than one.

10:05PM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

Gut response: who??

Secondary response: he might as well. None of the ones you've actually heard of are worth voting for.

7:50AM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

Another no-go.

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-choice, anti-education, Medicare and Social Security slashing, union busting, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out of touch, lacking compassion, warmongering, and dangerous.

NEVER vote for or otherwise support Republicans.

6:02AM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

I think they have enough candidates for a team now. Should be interesting to watch them drop like flies.

1:57AM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

Dudes creepy. My take is he's running to make his goofy music videos more popular or something.

12:35PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

Don't know enough about him to form an opinion, except that he's a Republican and that speaks volumes for me.

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