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2 ousted Michigan lawmakers seek old seats in GOP primaries

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Two Michigan lawmakers who were booted from office over an extramarital affair and a convoluted cover-up scheme are running Tuesday in crowded primary fields to win back their seats.

Tea party leaders Todd Courser, who resigned in September while facing expulsion, and Cindy Gamrat, who was ousted, are seeking the Republican nominations in special primary elections, which come less than two months after their Sept. 11 ouster.

Their bids are not impossible because so many Republicans are running. There are 11 in Courser's district in Michigan's Thumb region and eight for Gamrat's seat in the southwestern part of the state.

Political action committees affiliated with business and other interests largely are throwing their financial support behind the candidates who finished second to Courser and Gamrat in the 2014 primaries, Jan Peabody and Mary Whiteford.

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