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McCotter Resigns As U.S. Rep. For 11th Congressional District

LANSING (WWJ) - Representative Thaddeus McCotter made the following statement on Friday:
"Today I have resigned from the office of United States Representative for Michigan's 11th Congressional District.

The resignation comes in the wake of an investigation of McCotter and his campaign workers by the state Attorney General for possible fraud after the Secretary of State determined he submitted duplicate signatures to have his name put on the August Primary ballot.

In early June, McCotter ended his bid as a write-in candidate and said his sole purpose would be to finish his term and aid in the Attorney General probe, but it appears that remaining in office was not possible for McCotter.

"One can't clean up a mess multitasking. Honoring my promise to the sovereign people of our community only allows me to finish the official duties of my present Congressional term; and aid the State Attorney General criminal investigation that I requested into identifying the person or persons who concocted the fraudulent petitions that have cost me so dearly," said McCotter in early June.

In a statement to WWJ on Friday, McCotter said, "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. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave."

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