As state Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, West Bloomfield) turns his sights to his next challenge, running for state Senate in the 12th District, he is facing a four-person primary for the district that runs from Bloomfield Township, Franklin and Beverly Hills to Clarkston, Oxford, Independence Township and Lake Orion. “We did a survey, and my name is well-known south of M-59,” McCready, a former Bloomfield Hills commissioner said. “North, I have my work cut out for me. I’m focusing on those districts.” Who he thinks is his main competitor, state Rep. Jim Tedder (R-Clarkston, Waterford, Independence Township, Lake Angelus), has no name recognition outside of Clarkston, insiders say, with Tedder focusing his attention currently on his home base and Lake Orion. Also running in the Republican primary are Terry Whitney and Michael Molnar. The winner will face whoever prevails among the Democrats – Rosemary Bayer, Jeremy Ross Haines and Kate Logan.