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11th District Special Election

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Today is Election Day for many who voted in last month’s 11th District Congressional primary. This is a special primary election to pick candidates to fill the rest of Thaddeus McCotter’s term in the House. Not everyone who voted in August will be voting in this race, because the district will have a different shape next year, and parts of the current map won’t appear on the new one. For those who are voting, there are five Republican candidates, including Kerry Bentivolio, who won the August GOP primary. David Curson is the only Democrat on the special primary ballot. The cost and the effort of holding the special primary have caused headaches for some local clerks. WDET’s Pat Batcheller spoke with Plymouth Township Clerk Joe Bridgman about the challenges holding this election.

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Photo Courtesy of The Associated Press