Michigan Will Hold Special U.S. House Election to Fill Vacant Seat

Michigan will hold a special election to fill the vacant U.S. House seat, the 11th district seat. The seat is vacant because Congressman Thad McCotter resigned suddenly after his petition to be on the Republican primary ballot was found insufficient. He could have run as a write-in in the August primary but he chose not to. See this story. The special election will be November 6, and the term will be for only two months.

The U.S. Constitution does not permit anyone to serve in the House unless that person is elected. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the link.

6 comments

  1. Larry Allred · · Reply

    Like the winner of Washington’s first congressional district, the one with boundaries expiring January 2 2013, there may now be two individuals with brief but intense carrers in US House as this upcoming lame duck session might well be the most significant such session in our lifetimes. Or not.

  2. Demo Rep · · Reply

    Rep. M. was TOTALLY irresponsible in his resignation machination — did he really go NUTS ???

    MAJOR chaos WILL happen due to having the special primary in the OLD 11th gerrymander district just after regular primary elections in all of the NEW gerrymander districts.

    Expect more emergency lawsuits by the usual suspects.

    Gee — how much EVIL stuff will be enacted in the gerrymander House of Reps in the EVIL lameduck session by 218-217 votes ???

  3. Casual Bystander · · Reply

    Gee — how much EVIL stuff will be enacted in the gerrymander House of Reps in the EVIL lameduck session by 218-217 votes ???

    Gee Batman… I don’t know. How much?

  4. I remember when Jesse Ventura appointed Reform Party candidate Dean Barkley to the Congress in 2002. Is that because Barkley was a Senator and not a Representative?

  5. I remember when Jesse Ventura appointed Reform Party candidate Dean Barkley to the Congress in 2002. Is that because Barkley was a Senator and not a Representative? I don’t see anywhere in the US Constitution that prohibits the State from appointing a congressman.

  6. Richard Winger · · Reply

    #4, the 17th amendment to the US Constitution gives governors the authority to appoint US Senators when there is a vacancy. But there is no authority anywhere in the US Constitution for Governors to appoint US House members.

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