http://www.freep.com/article/20120810/NEWS15/120810028/Thaddeus-McCotter-congressional-staff State elections officials said petition signatures submitted by McCotter's campaign were riddled with an almost unprecedented level of obvious duplication and other irregularities. The campaign submitted more than 1,800 signatures, but only 244 were deemed valid. Candidates for the U.S. House need to collect signatures from 1,000 registered voters in the district to qualify for the ballot. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said the McCotter staffers also likely did the same thing in the 2008 elections, using 2006 petition signatures. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!