A special election to fill the last two months of former Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's congressional term will be canceled if just one candidate runs.
Gov. Rick Snyder called a special election after the Livonia congressman abruptly resigned, saying it was constitutionally required.
His administration now says it will cancel the $650,000 undertaking in suburban Detroit's 11th District if only one person — or none — decides to run.
Candidates have until July 20th to qualify for the ballot by collecting 1,000 valid signatures.
Republican Nancy Cassis of Novi said Friday on public television's "Off the Record" that she may withdraw to avoid a special election, if she's one of only two candidates.
Kerry Bentivolio of Milford also plans to run on the GOP ticket.
No Democrats have filed.