Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican, jokes with a crowd of about 150 supporters at the WAAM Freedom Fest in Whitmore Lake, Mich., on Saturday, July 2, 2011, where Mr. McCotter announced his candidacy for president. Mr. McCotter's wife, Rita, and two of his children, Timothy and Emilia, joined him onstage. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)

Photo by: LON HORWEDEL

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican, jokes with a crowd of about 150 supporters at the WAAM Freedom Fest in Whitmore Lake, Mich., on Saturday, July 2, 2011, where Mr. McCotter announced his candidacy for president. Mr. McCotter's wife, Rita, and two of his children, Timothy and Emilia, joined him onstage. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)