Representative Fred Upton, the Michigan Republican leading U.S. hearings into General Motors Co.’s recall of 1.6 million cars, has some of the closest ties to the automobile industry of any member of Congress.
Michigan voters angered by budget- balancing moves by Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature are collecting signatures to force recall elections of the first- term Republican and as many as 19 state lawmakers.
Bill Schuette was forced to leave Washington after losing his House seat in a failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 1990. He returned to his native Michigan, seeking lesser political jobs to slowly rebuild his career.
Sean Davis said his friends called him a sell-out when he volunteered for Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan in February. After all, Davis is a black man from a city that’s 83 percent black, supporting a white candidate who until last year lived in the suburbs.
U.S. Representative Thad McCotter resigned July 6 over faked signatures that pushed the five-term Michigan Republican off the ballot, leaving in doubt a seat his party thought secure for years to come.