State Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, decided today to suspend his campaign for the 11th Congressional district seat.
The decision will avoid a primary fight with incumbent U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter, R-Livonia, who abandoned a run for president and decided to seek reelection to his seat.
He said the work Michigan Republicans have done in the legislature in the past year has been substantial, but more still needs to be done.
�I�ve decided to continue my work in the Michigan Senate and to suspend my candidacy for Congress in 2012,� Kowall said.
The redrawn 11th congressional district includes portions of western Wayne and Oakland counties.