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Sun Aug 21, 2016, 06:03 PM

GOP: Melissa Gilbert physically fit enough to run for Congress

The Michigan Republican Party is asking the Michigan Board of State Canvassers to review and reverse a Secretary of State Office’s decision to let Democrats replace actress Melissa Gilbert on the Nov. 8 congressional ballot as “physically unfit” to run.

In a Monday letter to Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon, State Director of Elections Christopher Thomas agreed to replace Gilbert in the 8th Congressional District race with Macomb County Assistant Prosecutor Suzanna Shkreli of Clarkston. She would face U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, in the general election.

Gilbert abruptly ended her campaign in late May, citing unspecified debilitating health problems. The Michigan Democratic Party said then that Gilbert was scheduled to undergo spinal surgery and an Ann Arbor neurosurgeon deemed her “medically disabled.”

But attorneys for the Republican Party argued in a letter dated Thursday that the Board of State Canvassers should review the matter at its Monday meeting, where the issue is not on the agenda, and demonstrate “conclusive evidence” that Gilbert couldn’t physically serve in Congress if elected. Tuesday was the deadline to change names on the November ballot.

Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/08/19/melissa-gilbert/89007544/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 06:08 PM

1. It makes sense, since the GOP is hell bent on running only unfit candidates. nt

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Sun Aug 21, 2016, 06:10 PM

2. Damn, the GOP don't give a shit about a person's health cause she is a Dem?

My father-in-law had spinal surgery and it does takes awhile to recuperate. GOPers don't have a soul.

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Sun Aug 21, 2016, 06:25 PM

3. What a disgraceful way to treat Half Pint. The GOP should be ashamed but they have no shame.

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