DRAWING THE SHORT STRAW
Now former candidates Dan Haberman and Kristine Bonds have been disqualified by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers from the ballot for this August’s primary election for the 11th Congressional District. Haberman, a Democrat, and Bonds, a Republican, were running for the seat now held by Rep. Dave Trott, who isn’t running for another term. The board of canvassers found both candidates had “insufficient” nominating petitions to be placed on the August ballot. While Haberman said he was confident he could successfully challenge the board’s determination, he said doing so “would place too heavy a strain on our already streamlined resources to operate an effective and winning campaign.” Bonds was unable to be reached for comment, and her campaign’s phone line was no longer in operation as of publication.