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Write-in candidate for Michigan Congressional seat gets a spot on the November ballot

Posted: 4:15 PM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 20:15:36Z

 A retired Marine Corps officer who is seeking a seat in Congress will get a November ballot spot after a successful write-in campaign.

Matt Morgan, a Democrat from Traverse City, is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman. The Board of State Canvassers said Friday that Morgan had enough write-in votes in the Aug. 7 primary election to qualify for the general election.

Morgan calls it a win for voters in northern Michigan's 1st District. His name wasn't listed on the primary ballot because of a technicality. Morgan had listed a post office box on his nominating petitions.
The district includes 32 counties in the Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula.