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Romney gets less-than-friendly welcome from fellow Republican McCotter

Sarah Hulett
Michigan Radio
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter represents Michigan's 11th District.

Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter offered fellow Republican Mitt Romney a not-so-friendly welcome ahead of a pair of campaign stops Romney has scheduled in metro Detroit tomorrow.

Romney plans a campaign stop at a diner in Livonia diner – right in the heart of Congressman Thaddeus McCotter’s district. That prompted McCotter to call a press conference to criticize Romney’s opposition to the auto bailout, and his one-time support for a healthcare overhaul in Massachusetts that created a system of subsidies and mandates, among other issues:

"I’m like 54 percent of the Republican electorate, who are unimpressed or are currently not supporting any of the candidates."

McCotter is also considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, although many political observers say his lack of name recognition and fundraising skills would be difficult to surmount.

Romney has a campaign stop scheduled at a Coney Island in McCotter’s district in the morning. He then heads to Detroit for a business roundtable.

Sarah Hulett is Michigan Radio’s Director of Enterprise & Longform, helping reporters to do their best work.