Named an Emerging District in the DCCC’s Red to Blue program, MI-11 could be a winner for Democrats. On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced the first 35 districts in its Red to Blue program. These candidates — which include Jerry Cannon (MI-01) and Pam Byrnes (MI-07) — have earned a spot on Red to Blue by surpassing […]Read more ›
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If you want to position yourself as an alternative to Tea Party zealot Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, maybe associating with Donald Trump isn’t the best idea. We’re judged by the company we keep, and Republican Congressional candidate David Trott is making his allegiances known. The latest report from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows plenty of contributions to Trott for Congress, […]Read more ›
Like many Democrats, I’m all for seeing Benson run for office. But not running for this one is a smart move. It’s been a topic of great speculation in the last month or so — especially after meetings with high-level Democrats in Washington — but Jocelyn Benson announced on Tuesday that she will not be running for Congress in Michigan’s […]Read more ›
Candidate for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District launches initiative seeking real stories of foreclosures executed by Trott and his law firm. During the housing market crisis, there’s a good chance you or someone you know went through a foreclosure or eviction. And if you live in Michigan, it might have been done at the hands of David Trott in his position […]Read more ›
The story’s still unfolding, but this could be one heck of an interesting race. In breaking news on Friday, Inside Michigan Politics (IMP) reported that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has been calling members of Michigan’s congressional delegation to say Jocelyn Benson is running in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. The information came from two “highly placed” Democrats, but a […]Read more ›
There’s a third possibility, too, in what’s shaping up to be an interesting race. In his first media interview, counterterrorism expert Bobby McKenzie told Inside Michigan Politics early Thursday that he’s running for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District as a Democrat. McKenzie, who most recently worked for the U.S. State Department, is set to announce his bid on Thursday. He told […]Read more ›
That advice wasn’t good for consumers. But it sure must have been good for Trott’s business handling foreclosures.
David Trott, chairman and CEO of one of the country’s largest law firms specializing in foreclosure services for the mortgage industry — and a Republican candidate running in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District — has got some explaining to do.
In September 2007, subprime mortgage firms were declaring bankruptcy, other financial institutions were refusing to take on more subprime loans and millions of Americans were at risk of losing their homes. At that same time, Trott appeared on the Michigan TV program “Due Process” and called subprime mortgages “a perfectly appropriate product.”
Yes, David Trott defended subprime mortgages even as the subprime mortgage market was collapsing. That collapse contributed significantly to the larger financial crisis that wreaked havoc on the global economy.
Trott’s statements on “Due Process” make it clear he didn’t see anything wrong with endorsing a product he knew very well would result in even more foreclosures — risking the homes of average Americans while driving more business to his law firm.
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Michigan Congressman Justin Amash gets a primary challenger with lots of sweet, sweet corporate funding
Thanks, kid. You’ve served your useful purpose. Now scram. First it was tea party extremist-in-the-extreme Kerry Bentivolio who who picked up a primary challenger in the form of foreclosure specialist and wealthy Big Businessman David Trott. Next up: Justin Amash. Amash will be primaried by Brian Ellis, a man who boasts that he has “all the money he’ll need from […]Read more ›
Just when you thought Michigan’s 11th Congressional District had the worst possible Representative… It seems even Representative Kerry Bentivolio’s own party isn’t a big fan of his work. It’s clear plenty of folks in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District aren’t. So it looks like there are going to be some reindeer games in the 2014 primary election. Yesterday, David Trott announced […]Read more ›