29 Facts About Thaddeus McCotter


Thaddeus George "Thad" McCotter was born on August 22,1965 and is an American politician, radio host, and a member of the Republican Party who was the US representative from from 2003 to 2012.


Thaddeus McCotter was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is a 1983 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School in Redford.


Thaddeus McCotter had a private law practice and was a Schoolcraft College trustee before being elected to the Wayne County Commission in 1992.


Thaddeus McCotter was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1998.


Shortly before the midterm elections in November 2006, Thaddeus McCotter made a $250,000 contribution to the National Republican Congressional Committee.


Thaddeus McCotter was a member of both the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership and the conservative Republican Study Committee.


Thaddeus McCotter was a supporter of the United States' involvement in both the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War.


Thaddeus McCotter supported union-friendly measures including collective bargaining agreements for government jobs and card check, although he later said his vote for the so-called card check method was a mistake.


Thaddeus McCotter was elected in November 2002, defeating Democratic Candidate Kevin Kelley of Redford, to the 108th Congress.


Thaddeus McCotter's opponent in the November 2006 general election was Democrat Tony Trupiano, a progressive radio talk show host from Dearborn Heights.


In radio and direct-mail advertisements, Thaddeus McCotter criticized Trupiano's position on illegal immigration, and he was reelected with 55 percent of the vote.


In November 2008, Thaddeus McCotter defeated Democrat Joseph Larkin, Green Party candidate Erik Shelley, and Libertarian John Tatar.


Thaddeus McCotter won 51 percent of the vote to Larkin's 45 percent.


In November 2010, Thaddeus McCotter defeated Democrat Natalie Mosher with 59 percent of the vote to Mosher's 39 percent.


In May 2011, Thaddeus McCotter confirmed that he was considering a run for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States in 2012.


On July 1,2011, Thaddeus McCotter announced that he had filed with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for president.


On July 2,2011, Thaddeus McCotter announced his candidacy at WAAM Freedom Fest in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, outside of Detroit.


In opinion polls that included Thaddeus McCotter, he received less than one percent and he came in last place in the August 2011 Ames Straw Poll.


On September 22,2011, Thaddeus McCotter announced the end of his campaign for the presidential nomination, and said that his exclusion from presidential debates had hindered it.


Thaddeus McCotter indicated interest in running against incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow for the US Senate seat in Michigan in 2012, but in May 2011 announced that he would not campaign for the position.


Thaddeus McCotter had the option of running as a write-in candidate in the primary election or as an independent in the general election if he failed to qualify for a primary ballot spot.


At the time the apparent fraud was uncovered, Thaddeus McCotter was on a congressional trip to Taiwan.


Thaddeus McCotter confirmed this to Nolan Finley of The Detroit News, adding that he did not understand what happened with the signatures on the petitions.


Thomas said that Thaddeus McCotter had only turned in 1,830 signatures, and all but 244 were invalid.


Thaddeus McCotter acknowledged that the signatures in question were indeed invalid, based on his own legal team's review.


Thaddeus McCotter was the first sitting congressman since the late 1940s not to qualify for his party's primary.


In June 2017, Thaddeus McCotter served as an election observer in the Puerto Rico political-status referendum.


Thaddeus McCotter regularly appears on the John Batchelor Show radio program, on Cumulus Media, across the United States.


In December 2005, Thaddeus McCotter joined with several other Congressmen to form the "Second Amendments," a bipartisan rock and country band set to play for United States troops stationed overseas over the holiday season.