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Ex-Rep. Thad McCotter suing former aides

Former congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) is suing two former aides over what turned out to be fraudulent ballot petitions that resulted in McCotter's surprise retirement and resignation last year.

The former long-shot presidential candidate says the aides deliberately tried to prevent him from seeking reelection by submitting the faulty petitions.