2014 MI-11: Teabagger & Accidental Congressman Kerry Bentivolio Loses

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2014 MI-11: Teabagger & Accidental Congressman Kerry Bentivolio Loses

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:04 am

Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, a Tea Party-backed candidate, was upset by a wide margin Tuesday in a GOP primary by attorney-businessman David Trott in the race for the state's 11th House District seat.


[/break1]foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/06/tea-party-backed-bentivolio-upset-michigan-gop-house-primary/]http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08 ... e-primary/Love the "upset by a wide margin" attempt to sugar coat the defeat.


Birmingham businessman and lawyer Dave Trott, with widespread backing from establishment Republicans and an aggressive, well-financed campaign, sent U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, down in defeat Tuesday in the GOP primary for the state’s 11th Congressional District.








Trott’s campaign didn’t immediately return calls for comment to the Free Press. He goes into a race with the Democratic nominee, former State Department employee Bobby McKenzie of Canton, as the presumptive favorite in the GOP-leaning district, though his opponent will no doubt attempt to use Trott’s experience as the head of a firm that provided real estate foreclosures services against him.


[/break1]freep.com/article/20140805/NEWS06/308050217/Congress-11th-Bentivolio-Trott]http://www.freep.com/article/20140805/N ... olio-TrottMichigan Primary Election Results:





Republican -- 304 of 304 Precincts Reporting (100%)


Dave Trott...........40,421....66%


Kerry Bentivolio.....20,572....34%


[/break1]freep.com/]http://www.freep.com/





"upset by a wide margin" =))



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Post by Suranis » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:55 am

I'm sure he was upset, by a wide margin. \ :D / Could it be that we are seeing the zenith of the teabagger ability to primary incumbants.


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Post by SPen » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:59 am

Perhaps, but Idiot Santa was always the underdog in this one. He hadn't been seriously campaigning for months, and some people consider him to have never started. This was not an unexpected result. It does stink for the Democrats though, because had Bentovolio found some magical way to pull it out in the primary the Democrats would have been favored in November. Oh well.



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Post by magdalen77 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:17 am

Perhaps, but Idiot Santa was always the underdog in this one. He hadn't been seriously campaigning for months, and some people consider him to have never started. This was not an unexpected result. It does stink for the Democrats though, because had Bentovolio found some magical way to pull it out in the primary the Democrats would have been favored in November. Oh well.Is Bentivolio the "reindeer guy" that Rachel Maddow mentioned in her recap of the 2012 election?



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:40 am

It was rare that a challenger such as Trott would enjoy such advantages over an incumbent. But Bentivolio, a former educator, National Guardsman and reindeer rancher who was 2012’s so-called “accidental congressman” has always presented an unusual case.





He [Bentivolio] was thrust into the seat when former U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter abruptly resigned amid a scandal involving fraudulent signatures on re-election petitions after the filing deadline. And Bentivolio, a newcomer, was the only other Republican on the ballot. A last-minute move by establishment Republicans to run a write-in candidate of their choosing fell far short of winning.


[/break1]freep.com/article/20140805/NEWS06/308050217/Congress-11th-Bentivolio-Trott]http://www.freep.com/article/20140805/N ... olio-Trott



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