Finley: GOP Has Its Man For Congress: "Krazy Kerry"
Like it or not, Kerry Bentivolio is the Republican nominee for Congress for Thadeus McCotter's old seat in Congress, having posted a landslide victory over the doomed-from-the-start write-in candidacy of former state Sen. Nancy Cassis.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson was disappointed in the outcome of the primary vote and wasn't sure if the party establishment will rally around Bentivolio.
"I don't know what the party will do," Patterson told Nolan Finley of the Detroit News. "He is our nominee. I don't agree with his libertarian views, but there are issues we can find common ground on, like repealing Obamacare and the $15 trillion national debt."
Finley writes: "In truth, Republicans are looking ahead to 2014. They'll write off this election and retake the seat with a mainstream GOP candidate seat next time around.
"The 11th is drawn heavily in the GOP's favor, and Bentivolio could win without official Republican support, particularly if he attracts outside money."