“Stan Grot (R) was in the race for an open Michigan House seat — until the Republican suddenly wasn’t. In the meantime, his wife, Sylvia Grot (R), joined the contest,” the Detroit News reports.
“The situation in Macomb County’s 36th state House District, which will have a special primary election on March 1, appears to be an example of political strategy at play.”
“Stan Grot, a former secretary of state candidate who’s well-known within the Michigan GOP, filed to run for the seat in late December, which could have scared other potential contenders out of the race. Then Sylvia Grot filed her campaign paperwork before the Jan. 7 deadline. And Stan Grot withdrew this past Monday after the filing deadline.”