Will Michigan Rep. Peters Have A ‘Rocky’ 2010 Race?

Posted July 8, 2009 at 5:27pm
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Andrew Raczkowski

Looks like Michigan Republican Andrew Raczkowski, a former state representative and military veteran, will be joining the GOP field that is challenging freshman Democratic Rep. Gary Peters in the state’s 9th District near Detroit.

The Federal Election Commission this week processed paperwork establishing “Rocky for Congress,” a reference to Raczkowski’s nickname.  

Raczkowski served in the state House from 1997 through 2002, when he ran against veteran Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and lost by 61 percent to 38 percent. Raczkowski planned a rematch against Levin in 2008 but withdrew after his U.S. Army Reserve unit was called up for active duty.