The news that Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Congressman from Livonia (and member of the State Bar of Michigan) may have failed to file enough valid petition signatures to qualify for the primary ballot in this year's race for the Congressional seat for parts of Wayne and Oakland counties has made attracted attention throughout the country. In addition to these stories from the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, and MLive, see also the National Journal, Politico, The Hill, and CNN. McCotter told the Detroit News, "I'm not sure what happened." He said his campaign used the same team of volunteers they always do and handled everything the same way. A Detroit News opinion piece called the situation a "monumental mess."