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  •  Hallelujah! McCotter for President! (5+ / 0-)

    The Detroit News is reporting that Michigan congressman Thaddeus "Thad" McCotter will formally announce that he's running for president of the United States on Saturday!

    Washington— Rep. Thaddeus McCotter will announce he will run for president Saturday, three people briefed on the matter said today.

    A campaign official said McCotter will file his presidential election papers withthe Federal Election Campaignon Friday, and he is suspending his House fund and rolling it into a presidential campaign fund.

    His website — www.McCotter2012.com — will go live around noon tomorrow, and he has secured office space in western Wayne County for his campaign. McCotter has hired a former speaker of the Iowa House, Chris Rants, as a campaign adviser and is workingtohire advisers inNew Hampshire.

    The Livonia Republican, who is in his fifth term in Congress, has been considering the move for weeks and spent four days in Iowa meeting with potential voters. Iowa holds a Feb. 6 caucus — the first votes cast in the nation in the presidential race.

    You're welcome, America.  You'll love this guy.  I'm convinced he's entering the race for only two reasons: for his own outsized ego, and to tear Mitt Romney to pieces.

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