Derek Bailey, chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, will run for the Democratic nomination to challenge freshman Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.), according to the Associated Press. Also in the primary is former state Rep. Gary McDowell.
The expansive 1st district in northern Michigan is competitive.
Roll Call Politics rates this race as Leans Republican.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.