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8th Congressional District

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The 2018 election is still a ways away.  But that hasn’t stopped plenty of hopeful candidates from throwing their hats in the ring.


Melissa Gilbert
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Michigan Republicans have not given up on efforts to keep Democrat Melissa Gilbert on the November ballot despite her wishes and those of her party.


Melissa Gilbert
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Actor Melissa Gilbert has won the Democratic nomination to run in Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District – but no longer wants it.  


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Democratic Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum says she won't run for Michigan's 8th District U.S. House seat to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. The clerk announced her decision on Tuesday after meeting with political groups in Washington, D.C., last week.