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Romney backs challenger in Michigan

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Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R) is endorsing businessman Dave Trott (R) in his primary against Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), the latest big-name Republican to weigh in on Trott’s behalf.

{mosads}”As someone who grew up in Michigan and has family currently living in the 11th District, I am confident that Dave Trott has the honesty, integrity and experience we need in Washington,” Romney said in a statement released by Trott’s campaign. “As a job-creator, Dave Trott knows how to balance budgets, cut spending, and fix the mess in Washington.  I am proud to endorse Dave Trott for Congress.”

Trott has been pulling in huge sums for the race against Bentivolio, who won his seat after then-Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.) failed to qualify for the ballot, and a write-in campaign organized by establishment Republicans fizzled against him.

Bentivolio’s campaign is in shambles, and Trott is likely the favorite to win this primary.

Tags Dave Trott Kerry Bentivolio Michigan Mitt Romney

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