Elections 101: Ten facts about Thaddeus McCotter and his run for president

8. What is his family and religious background?

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"The Second Amendments," congressional band. Clockwise from bottom, Reps. Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo., Collin Peterson, D-Minn., Dave Weldon, R-Fla., Jon Porter, R-Nev., and Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., rehearse in Peterson's office.

McCotter is married to Rita Michel, a Mexican-American, with whom he has three children, George, Timothy, and Emilia. He is a Roman Catholic who opposes abortion.

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