Michigan GOP Congressional Nominee Is A Birther
More birther problems for the GOP:
The GOP nominee challenging freshman Rep. Gary Peters in Michigan would like to see President Obama’s birth certificate.
National Democrats are circulating a video of Andrew “Rocky” Raczkowski, a former state representative and entertainment executive, telling a gathering in Novi, Mich., “You have a president that seems to be, um … well … I don’t know if he even has been born in the United States, but … until I see a birth certificate.”
Raczkowski stood by his comments in an interview with POLITICO Thursday. “I stand by the comment. … I believe this: He is our president of the United States, he is the president of the United States, and I guess my question is … I would love to see his birth certificate,” he said.
And he had words for the Democrats circulating the video: “They don’t need an HD recorder — they can call me. I’m very open, they can call me; we can have an open discussion, perhaps even a debate.”
Raczkowski won Tuesday’s Republican primary in Michigan’s 9th District and will face Peters in the November general election. Raczkowski beat businessman Paul Welday, the preferred candidate of the state’s GOP establishment.
Michigan’s 9th District is listed as “Leans Democrat” by CQ Politics for 2010. One thinks it will be leaning a little further left after this video circulates.