By Dan Cleary


Roll Call ran full-speed ahead with this headline, but read below and you’ll see this isn’t quite etched in stone. Yet. Late Thursday evening approaching a holiday weekend seems like a strange time to drop news like this, but then again it is Fourth of July weekend. What better timing?

I love Thad McCotter. He’s a solid conservative, kills on Red Eye, and he even gets the Led out on the House floor. That’s a pretty cool package.

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter plans to announce his 2012 presidential bid Saturday, USA Today and the Detroit News reported Thursday, citing unidentified sources.

The Michigan Republican will announce his campaign in his home state, making him the third House Member to enter the race. Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Ron Paul (Texas) have also launched campaigns.

McCotter spokeswoman Michaela Huntley told the Detroit News that the lawmaker had made a decision about whether to run, but she declined to disclose his plans.

Here is McCotter’s speech from the Right Online conference in Minneapolis a few weeks ago.



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