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Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.)


District: 11th District
Political Highlights: Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees, 1989-92; Wayne County Commission, 1993-98; Mich. Senate, 1999-2002; U.S. House, 2003-12
Born: Aug. 22, 1965; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Livonia
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Rita McCotter; three children
Education: U. of Detroit, B.A. 1987; U. of Detroit, J.D. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (5th term)
End of Service: July 6, 2012
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Monetary Policy & Trade)

Election History
2010generalThaddeus McCotter (R) 141,22459.3
Natalie Mosher (D) 91,71038.5
John Tatar (LIBERT) 5,3532.2
2008generalThaddeus McCotter (R) 177,46151.4
Joseph Larkin (D) 156,62545.4
John Tatar (LIBERT) 6,0011.7
Erik Shelley (GREEN) 5,0721.5
2006generalThaddeus McCotter (R) 143,65854.1
Tony Trupiano (D) 114,24843.0
John Tatar (LIBERT) 4,3401.6
Charles Tackett (USTAX) 3,5381.3
2004generalThaddeus McCotter (R) 186,43157.0
Phillip Truran (D) 134,30141.0
Charles Basso (LIBERT) 6,4842.0
2002generalThaddeus McCotter (R) 126,05057.2
Kevin Kelley (D) 87,40239.7
William Boyd (GREEN) 4,2431.9
Daniel Malone (USTAX) 2,7101.2
Roll Call Vitals


Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.