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Mon Aug 22, 2016, 06:31 PM

 

Michigan Elections Board Allows Replacement Candidate For Congress (re: Melissa Gilbert)

By David Eggert | AP August 22 at 5:25 PM
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan elections board declined Monday to review former “Little House on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert’s withdrawal as the Democratic nominee for a congressional seat, allowing her to be replaced over Republicans’ objections.

Gilbert dropped out of the 8th Congressional District race in May, citing worsening head and neck injuries from 2012 accidents. But she remained the lone Democrat on the August primary ballot because the filing deadline had expired for the seat, which represents an area that stretches from Lansing to Oakland County in Detroit’s northern suburbs.

Local Democratic leaders chose a replacement, Macomb County assistant prosecutor Suzanna Shkreli, of Clarkston. She is to face freshmen GOP Rep. Mike Bishop, of Rochester, in November.

The district leans Republican, but Democrats are hoping the inexperienced Shkreli will benefit if GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump does poorly at the top of the ticket.

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Mon Aug 22, 2016, 06:33 PM

1. The replacement Dem's name could hurt him with people who mistake him for PharmaBro. nt

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Mon Aug 22, 2016, 06:37 PM

2. I noticed that as well , shkreli

 

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