Bryan Mielke is running for a second time for the House seat in Michigan’s 99th House District, a race he lost to House Speaker Kevin Cotter two years ago. He announced last fall and it wasn’t until recently that the Republicans finally fielded a candidate. At that point, hilarity ensued:
Republicans have turned to Roger Hauck as their candidate to oppose Mielke … [O]n Thursday February 4th, just before 6:00 p.m., Hauck announced his candidacy to a cozy crowd at Cheers Bar and Grill. Except, that’s not entirely accurate. More honestly stated, Hauck re-announced his candidacy for the 99th seat at Cheers.
Hauck had already officially announced his candidacy earlier Thursday monring at Pizza Sam’s in Midland. Pizza Sam’s, located on Main street in downtown is located in the 98th district. Oops.
Democratic House Rep. Adam Zemke released this equally hilarious response:
Maybe Roger Hauck needs to spend more time studying the district lines of the 99th House District before he announces his candidacy if he wants to be taken seriously. This out-of-touch public relations kick off seems to come out of the Rick Snyder PR playbook. Bryan Mielke has been on the ground talking to voters for months and is already traveling around Midland and Isabella Counties to be successful in November.
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