Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thaddeus McCotter, U.S. Rep., Enters Presidential Race

Thaddeus McCotter
Thaddeus McCotter, U.S. Representative from Michigan, is the latest to join a wide-open Republican presidential field. McCotter will officially announce his candidacy Saturday evening at a music festival.

McCotter will likely gain some support from the Tea Party movement. He voted against the Targeted Assets Relief Program (TARP), supports repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, and wants a balanced budget amendment added to the Constitution.

Reflecting the blue-collar district he represents, the five-term congressman has also been supportive of the U.S. auto industry, which received government bailout money, and opposes free trade, a position that sets him apart from the rest of the Republican field.

He is known for his quick wit and, sometimes, scathing remarks. In a post on his campaign website, McCotter calls Democrats “educated idiots.”

“Embodying the arrogant intellectuals unacquainted with real life who foist their insane ideas on the rest of us, these ideologically addled Democrats: 1. feel they are smarter than you; 2. believe they can run your life better than you; and, 3. consider themselves your masters, not your servants,” writes McCotter.

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