Geee Posted August 5, 2014 Share Posted August 5, 2014 : A third House incumbent could go down in a GOP primary Tuesday night, though it appears a trio of other Tea Party-backed members will fend off their own challengers. Accidental Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) has failed to mount a serious campaign after happening into a seat two years ago. If he loses, as expected, to establishment-backed challenger, Dave Trott, he would become the third congressman to lose a primary this year, following upsets against former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas), the House’s oldest member. While Bentivolio looks like a goner, three other conservative incumbents, Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) are all expected to hold off their challengers. Voters in Michigan and Washington will also nominate candidates to replace a trio of retiring House committee heads — Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) — along with Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), who’s running for the Senate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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