Incumbent in Roberts' District Failed To Get the Required Signatures To Be on the Ballot
May 27, 2012 • 9:30AM

LaRouche national slate candidate Bill Roberts, who successfully filed the required signatures to be in the Democratic primary, appears to be in a far better position to win after the long-standing incumbent Thad McCotter (R-MI) screwed up his filing, and appears to be ineligible to appear on the ballot. McCotter is in his fifth term and was considered a sure thing. He had only an unknown Tea Party opponent in the primary. He may try a write-in campaign, but that is reportedly very difficult in Michigan.

The Detroit News report on this includes a straight statement on Bill Roberts: "On the Democratic side, Bill Roberts of Redford, who is part of the national slate of LaRouchePAC Democrats inspired by activist and former Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, filed, as did Syed Taj, a Canton Township trustee and former chief of medicine at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn."

An Uncovered Politics blog post, "McCotter's Bid for Sixth Term Now in Jeopardy," reporting on the McCotter face plant, described Roberts' as "a young and articulate LaRouche Democrat campaigning on a platform calling for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act, separating commercial banking from highly-speculative investment banking — the reckless and unregulated 'casino capitalism' that created the devastating 2008 financial meltdown — and the establishment of a national credit system."