The Washington Times - May 9, 2011, 08:48PM

Sources around Capitol Hill are chatting up a dark horse candidate for the 2012 Republican nominee for president, I’m told.

Conservative Republican donors and grassroots activists, who have raised concerns that there is not yet a true Reagan conservative in the GOP presidential primary are privately encouraging Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican, to look at a potential entry.


McCotter, who led the Republican fight against the Bush/Obama TARP bank bailout and stimulus and is acknowledged as one of the party’s foreign policy leaders,