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Raczkowski kicks off campaign in Pontiac

  Republican Rocky Raczkowski holds a general election kickoff event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 17,  at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium.

  The auditorium is next to the county courthouse at 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac.
  Raczkowski is running against first term U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, in the 9th congressional district.
  Peters held a similar event and a neighborhood canvass at the auditorium Saturday.
With slightly less than 11 weeks until the Nov. 2 election, the race between Peters and Raczkowski is among the higher profile congressional races because Peters defeated a Republican incumbent two years ago and the GOP wants to reclaim the seat.
  The 9th congressional district is located entirely within Oakland County borders and represents the communities of Pontiac, Lake Angelus, Auburn Hills, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Orchard Lake, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, Clawson, Royal Oak, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Farmington, Farmington Hills, and the townships of Southfield, Waterford, West Bloomfield, Oakland and part of Orion.
  Peters was unopposed in the Aug. 3 Democratic primary; Raczkowski defeated three other Republicans for the GOP nomination.

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