Sunday, March 3, 2013
Congressman tackles sequestration in YouTube clip.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, released a YouTube video March 1 purporting to break down the math of sequestration. Bentivolio, a former school teacher from Milford, uses the clip to explain his thoughts on current budget talks in Washington, D.C. Do you agree with the Congressman? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Republican congressman, who represents Plymouth and Canton, says the Enumerated Powers Act 'holds Congress accountable' for upholding the Constitution.
On Tuesday, Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio co-sponsored his first bill, the Enumerated Powers Act (H.R. 109). Bentivolio represents the new 11th Congressional District, which includes Plymouth and Canton. According to a press release, the bill requires Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws. “I am proud that the first bill I am co-sponsoring holds Congress accountable for its highest duty of upholding the Constitution,” Bentivolio said. “I was sent to Congress to protect our rights, not take them away. If this bill is enacted, it will act as a safeguard against unconstitutional legislation.” In 2011, the House adopted a new rule requiring that a Constitutional …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Candidates in 11th Congressional District races to participate in candidate forum tonight at Plymouth District Library.
Michigan voters in both the old and new 11th Congressional District will have a chance to learn more about candidates tonight in the partial and full-term races for U.S. Congress. A candidate forum will be held for both races at 7 p.m. tonight at the Plymouth District Library. The race includes Dr. Syed Taj (D-Canton) and Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) in the full-term race representing the realigned new 11th District, and Bentivolio and David Curson (D-Belleville) will square off to fill out the rest of former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) term, which ends Jan. 2, to represent the existing 11th District. Paula Bowman of the Northwest Wayne County chapter of the League of Women Voters said last week Bentivolio indicated he will not …
Friday, September 28, 2012
David Curson, a Democratic candidate for a partial term representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District, explains what voters will see when they vote on Nov. 6.
Friday, September 28, 2012
To the Editor, My name is David Curson and I am a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 11th District, undoubtedly Michigan’s most confusing election. I am writing this letter to try and untangle the confusion. Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-Livonia) has represented the 11th District since 2003. His current term of office expires on January 2, 2013. In May of this year in a stunning surprise, the election commission determined that McCotter’s petitions to validate his candidacy for the 113th Congress contained illegal and forged signatures rendering him ineligible to run for re-election. Then in yet another surprise move, on July 6, 2012, Congressman McCotter announced his resignation from the 112th Congress effective immediately leaving …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Here's a round-up of what some of the candidates and others are saying about the 34 counts of election fraud charges announced today.
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday 34 counts of election fraud in the now-defunct 11th Congressional District re-election campaign of Thaddeus McCotter. And social media is abuzz with all sorts of political reaction. Using Storify, we've compiled a list of some of the most interesting Tweets and Facebook posts about the election fraud probe. On his Facebook page, candidate Syed Taj of Canton – who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night – took jabs at McCotter and Taj's Republican opponent Kerry Bentivolio. "These indictments serve as reminder for the importance of representatives of the people to stay connected and in-touch with those they serve," he wrote. "It appears Mr. McCotter and his staff were so disconnected …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
After Thaddeus McCotter decided to leave office early, voters are faced with a confusing voting season. Here's some basic info to help you sort it all out.
The timline, above, shows when the elections for the 11th Congressional District will be held and when the winners will take office. This year's election for a congressional representative for Michigan's 11th District is quite confusing. Not only will residents vote for a representative to start a new term in 2013, but they will also pick someone to serve the remaining few weeks of Thaddeus McCotter's 2012 term after he decided to leave office early. And they will vote for both on the same day. On top of that, the state has been re-districted based on the 2010 Census, which means some voters will cast their ballots for just one of these elections, while some will vote in both. Plymouth and Canton remain in the 11th District, and …