Rocky Raczkowski

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Rocky Raczkowski
Republican nominee for
U.S. House of Representatives
Election date
November 2, 2010
Opponent(s) Gary Peters (D)
Incumbent Gary Peters (D)
Personal details
Born (1968-12-29) December 29, 1968 (age 46)
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amalia Kaddo
Residence Farmington Hills, Michigan
Occupation Military; Politician; Businessman
Religion Roman Catholic

Andrew Rocky Raczkowski (born December 29, 1968[1]) is an American politician from Michigan, the 2010 Republican nominee for Michigan's 9th congressional district. He currently serves as the Acting 14th District Chair for the Michigan Republican Party.

Early life, education and career[edit]

A resident of Farmington Hills, he is a major with the U.S. Army Reserves. He served as the Chief Executive of Star Tickets Plus from 2007-2010[2]

Michigan House of Representatives[edit]

Raczkowski was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003, representing the 37th District (Farmington and Farmington Hills).[1] In 2002 he was term-limited, as Michigan House members cannot serve more than three two-year terms.

Political campaigns[edit]

2002 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

Raczkowski won the Republican nomination for the United States Senate, but lost to the popular longtime Democratic incumbent Carl Levin by 60.6% to 37.9%.

2008 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

Raczkowski was planning on running in the Republican primary to challenge Levin again,[3] but when he was called up for active duty, he was forced to drop out of the race.[4]

2010 U.S. Congressional campaign[edit]

Raczkowski challenged Democratic incumbent Gary Peters for Michigan's 9th congressional district, losing in the general election with 47% of the vote to Peters' 49% of the vote. Raczkowski won the Republican primary on August 3, 2010.[5] Raczkowski was dogged by advertisements revealing a civil action against him, in the United States District Court of South Dakota, for fraud, theft, and breach of contract by a concert promoter.(Case Dismissed) Raczkowski's own lawsuit, alleging defamation in the advertisements, was thrown out in January 2011.[6] [2] Raczkowski's fraud trial was scheduled to begin on October 15, 2013.(Dismissed)


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