Democrat to Run Against Michigan Freshman

Posted October 3, 2011 at 7:45pm

Derek Bailey, chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, will run for the Democratic nomination to challenge freshman Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.), according to the Associated Press. Also in the primary is former state Rep. Gary McDowell.

The expansive 1st district in northern Michigan is competitive.

Roll Call Politics rates this race as Leans Republican.