BIPAC Action Fund Endorsed Winner
Attorney Dave Trott (R) has won the general election in Michigan’s 11th district, defeating former State Department official Bobby McKenzie (D) and Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R), a write-in candidate.
Trott was favored to win the district, after successfully challenging Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R) in the GOP primary in August.
Bentivolio was dubbed an accidental candidate in 2012, when Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R) failed to qualify for the ballot. Trott was endorsed by BIPAC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Regional Chamber, and the Michigan Farm Bureau.
While Bentiovlio’s write-in campaign, aimed at taking votes away from Trott, never seriously threatened the Trott campaign, it made it an interesting race to watch.
Bentivolio was a self-proclaimed tea party candidate who was not a friend of the business community. He did note vote to reopen the government during the shutdown.
D. Trott 56.1% 138,229
B. McKenzie 40.8% 100,665
J. Tatar 3.1% 7,668