Bentivolio sued by ex-campaign manager
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Rep. Kerry BentivolioKerry BentivolioIndiana Republican: Leaders duped me Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote High drama as .1T spending package advances by one vote MORE's (R-Mich.) former campaign manager is suing him, claiming he's owed more than $150,000.


Attorney Robert Dindoffer, who ran Bentivolio's 2012 campaign, filed the lawsuit earlier this week, according to a court filing. 

The freshman Bentivolio won his seat after former Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.) failed to qualify for the ballot in 2012. Dubbed the "accidental congressman" because of his luck in the primary, he's facing a tough challenge this time from businessman Dave Trott in the GOP race. 

Bentivolio spokesman Matt Chisholm told that the lawsuit was a "contractual dispute" and declined to further discuss it.