Democrats believe Dr. Anil Kumar fought the good fight – twice – trying to beat Congressman David Trott (R) for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, which winds its way from the southern tip of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills, down to Troy, Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, before heading west to Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Commerce Township, Livonia and Canton. Kumar lost to fellow Democrat Bobby McKenzie in the 2014 primary; McKenzie succumbed to Trott in his first win. Kumar regrouped, spent approximately $750,000 of his own money in 2016, and lost again, with Trott prevailing by a 13-point margin, 53 percent to 40 percent. Kumar was seen at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference in June working Democrats for support for another stab at Trott, who is heavily targeted by the party for a takedown. Word is their unanimous advice was: stick closer to home, perhaps a seat on the Rochester Hills City Council.