U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter already has ended his re-election bid, but the Board of State Canvassers has formally decided most of his nominating signatures were invalid.
The four-member board consisting of 2 Republicans and two Democrats voted unanimously Wednesday that McCotter couldn't be placed on the Aug. 7 GOP primary ballot for the 11th District race. Only 244 of 1,830 submitted signatures were deemed valid. Many others were duplicates or triplicates.
McCotter, of Livonia, has decided against a write-in campaign, but several other Republicans are considering one. Milford teacher Kerry Bentivolio is the only Republican on the primary ballot.
The board also voted that GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Peter Konetchy didn't have enough valid signatures to run.
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