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And then there were four. Speaking of opposition, Elissa Slotkin (D-Rochester, Rochester Hills) has one less on the Republican side. Nikki Snyder of Dexter was disqualified by the Michigan Bureau of Elections after she failed to submit enough qualified signatures to run for office. Ironically, she only had to submit 500 qualified signatures, half the traditional amount after Republican congressional candidate Eric Esshaki, running in the Republican primary in the 11th District to take on Haley Stevens in November, filed suit contending that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state shutdown due to the coronavirus prevented congressional and judicial candidates from acquiring the required number of signatures – 1,000. According to reports, Snyder’s campaign turned in 507 petition signatures – but 63 were deemed invalid due to date, jurisdiction and address errors.


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