Michigan reporters have not yet fully crunched the numbers and examined the particularities of Michigan’s 11th District to make a reasonable estimate about what the GOP write-in candidates are facing. In a story that won’t be over until the primary on August 7, political journalists still have rich territory to explore.

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Anna Clark is CJR's correspondent for Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. A 2011 Fulbright fellow, Clark has written for The New York Times, The American Prospect, and Grantland. She can be found online at www.annaclark.net and on Twitter @annaleighclark. She lives in Detroit.