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Todd Courser says he will run for re-election to Michigan House

He resigned after the scandal and cover-up broke, but now he said he is going to let the voters decide if he should be back in the Michigan House.
He resigned after the scandal and cover-up broke, but now he said he is going to let the voters decide if he should be back in the Michigan House.

DETROIT – Todd Courser said he is running again.

He made the announcement Friday during a live CNN interview, then posted to his Facebook page: "My wife said 'yes run!'"

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Local 4 has confirmed Courser filed the paper work to enter the special election.

The Republican resigned from the Michigan House last week after a scandal over an extramarital affair with fellow representative Cindy Gamrat, which included a bizarre cover-up attempt.

He talked with Local 4 on Friday, saying he knows no one has failed in politics as big as he has, but he remains optimistic.

"I am absolutely confident that God has a plan for me and a redemptive story. I don't know what that is. I really felt like the voters should have had the opportunity to decide," said Courser.

Gamrat was expelled shortly after Courser's resignation. She announced her plans to seek re-election in Michigan's 80th House district on Thursday.

Courser made a second post to his Facebook page on Friday in an effort to explain why he is planning to run again. You can read that post here.

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