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

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter represents Michigan's 11th District.
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 Public's Director of Amplify & Longform, helping reporters to do their best work.