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Rep. Matt Maddox still in capitol despite being stripped of duties

Michigan Capitol Building photo

Ousted GOP representative still has office, staff

The current makeup of the state House is 54 Republicans, 51 Democrats, four vacancies and one outcast.

That’s after GOP state Representative Matt Maddock was voted out of the House Republican caucus.

Matt Maddock can still vote, keep his office and committee assignments. But he won’t be allowed in closed-door meetings of the GOP caucus.

State Representative Andrew Beeler say the final straw may have been Maddock’s efforts to help unseat some GOP incumbents in primaries.

“It’s hard to work with folks who are actively campaigning against you or a fellow colleague.”

Maddock is still seeking reelection in November and also hopes to return after that as the Donald Trump-backed candidate to be the next state House leader.

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