Thaddeus McCotter, Meet Bob Dornan

Michigan Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter’s filing error, which left him hundreds of valid signatures shy to appear on the Wolverine State’s U.S. House primary ballot in August, may spell the end of the five-term congressman’s tenure in D.C. If McCotter fails in his recently announced write-in campaign to keep his seat he will join former California GOP Congressman Bob Dornan as the only two failed presidential candidates to run for their House seat and lose over the past century. Since 1912, 34 U.S. House members have run for the presidency or received convention votes. Twenty-six ran for reelection and all but Dornan retained their seat – with the bids of McCotter and Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann still pending.

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