McCotter resigns following signature snafu
The republican turned in 2,000 signatures on May 15, but a review found many of the signatures were duplicates and out of date. Only a couple hundred appeared valid.
He needed 1,000.
After he was told he wouldn't make the August primary ballot because of the failed requirement, McCotter had initially said he would run as a write-in candidate. But he announced his resignation in July.
The Republican from Livonia had served five terms in the 11th Congressional District.
McCotter's slip paved the way for tea party-backed Kerry Bentivolio to win the GOP nomination in Tuesday's primary. He faces Democrat Syed Taj in the Nov. 6 election.