Taj believes he'll appeal to moderate 11th District Republicans - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Taj believes he'll appeal to moderate 11th District Republicans

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Syed Taj  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Dr. Syed Taj (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
NOVI, Mich. (WJBK) -

The 11th District congressional race is definitely a race to watch.  For one, Thaddeus McCotter is out, which means no one has the advantage of being an incumbent and this is an open seat.  Plus, thanks to redistricting, this is a very different district.

We got a chance to sit down with Democratic candidate Dr. Syed Taj.  He says that he believes he'll be able win this race because he thinks he'll get moderate Republican votes.

"I'm talking about legislation to help the people like healthcare, medicare, Social Security, jobs, education.  The other side wants to get rid of everything, so that's really a stark difference between the two of us," Taj explained.  "You have to learn to compromise.  You always have to give in to take something.  You can't just say it's my way or the highway."

We repeatedly tried to get in touch with Republican candidate Kerry Bentivolio, but his campaign manager told us he was unavailable.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:31:18 GMT
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
  • Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:50 GMT
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
  • Flooding, power outages from latest round of storms

    Flooding, power outages from latest round of storms

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:14:26 GMT
    More flooding and power outages are being reported after the latest batch of storms.
    More flooding and power outages are being reported after the latest batch of storms.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices