WDET: Race for Congress in Michigan’s 11th Tests Millennial Candidates

When Republican Congressman Dave Trott announced last year that he was retiring from the U.S. House it left more than just an open seat representing Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. It created a campaign many experts view as a microcosm of the 2016 presidential contest — with a millennial twist. Touting Trump and Business Both major party contenders in the district are women. Both are in their 30’s, both …

MLive: Who’s running for Congress in Michigan

In addition to choosing their next governor, U.S. Senator and state representatives and senators, Michigan voters will be determining who they want to send to Congress this fall. Two Southeast Michigan Congressional districts – the 8th and the 11th – are getting national attention as Democratic candidates work to flip seats currently held by Republicans. MLive has partnered with the …

AP: Democrats hoping to flip Michigan US House seats from GOP

DETROIT (AP) — Just as Michigan helped propel Donald Trump to the White House, the state could play a role in tipping the balance of control in the U.S. House back in favor of the Democratic Party from a Republican majority. Republican incumbents face strong challenges in two congressional races, while a third open House district appears to be up …

WHMI: Independent Candidate For MI-11 Runs Against Two-Party System

An independent candidate for Congress is running on a platform that includes limiting money in politics and abolishing the income tax. At 26 years old, Cooper Nye is the youngest candidate running for the U.S. House in Michigan. Nye is campaigning for the 11th District, which covers parts of Wayne and Oakland Counties, including South Lyon, Milford, and New Hudson. …

Interview: Cooper on Michigan’s Big Show

Cooper joined Michael Patrick Shiels on Michigan’s Big Show, a syndicated program reaching the entire state of Michigan, to talk about officially making the ballot as Michigan’s youngest Congressional candidate.  

The Detroit News: Independent Candidate in Michigan’s 11th

Cooper Nye of Commerce Township says he’s the youngest candidate this year running for U.S. House in Michigan. The 26-year-old independent candidate made it onto the general election ballot this fall after submitting 4,000 signatures to the state — 3,000 are required under state law for non-affiliated candidates. He is running againstEpstein of Bloomfield Township and Stevens of Rochester Hills in the 11th …

Detroit Free Press: Independents Seek Better Way

Below is a letter to the editor published by The Detroit Free Press on August 26, 2018. Independents seek better way Spoilers. That’s what independent candidates are often called. But just a second of reflection raises a tricky question: If the system is truly rotten, what exactly are they spoiling? I’m a proud member of Unite America, a national grassroots …

Interview: Cooper on Michigan’s Big Show

This morning, Cooper joined Michael Patrick Shiels on Michigan’s Big Show, a syndicated program reaching the entire state of Michigan, to talk about running for Congress as a 25-year-old independent. The chat spans Coop’s time in the Swamp, the rise of so-called ‘outsider’ candidates, big money in politics, and more. You can listen to the full interview below, and support …

MLive: Who’s on the General Election Ballot in Michigan’s Congressional Districts?

Michigan’s primary ballots have been cast, and for most of the state’s Congressional races, the general election battle lines have been drawn. For voters in southeastern Michigan, results were delayed due to malfunctions in Wayne County’s reporting system for incoming vote tallies. Two of the most contested primaries – the Republican and Democratic races for the open seat in Michigan’s …