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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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Rep. Thaddeus McCotter Resigns After ‘Nightmarish’ Month

Source: ABC News

(Michigan Republican Thad McCotter (R) resigns, effective immediately. )

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter has apparently reached his breaking point. The Michigan Republican announced Friday evening that he is resigning from Congress after a string of “calumnies, indignities and deceits.”

In the past year McCotter failed at running for president, failed to collect enough petition signatures to get on the ballot for his re-election and, to add insult to injury, stirred up controversy this week after a racy TV pilot he wrote was leaked to the press by a former staffer.

“After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family,” McCotter wrote in a statement that was as unique as the representative that wrote it. “As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.”




Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/rep-thaddeus-mccotter-resigns-after-nightmarish-month/



Hey Thad - don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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