WASHINGTON – Former state Rep. Gary McDowell wants another crack at the man who kept him out of Congress last year.
McDowell, a Democrat from Rudyard on the Upper Peninsula, announced Wednesday his intentions to run again for Michigan’s 1st congressional district next year. McDowell lost in the general election to Dan Benishek, a Republican from Crystal Falls and a newcomer to politics.
Redistricting benefited Benishek slightly, I can never call North Michigan districts safe. There's the new 1st district and here's some recent North Michigan analysis from 2010.
McDowell was hammered in 2010, but won three times in a tough district previously. I'm not counting him out, and hope Benishek is ready.