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Conyers’ House seat to remain vacant for nearly a year

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers’ congressional seat will not be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year. Gov. Rick Snyder decided the post will be listed twice on the August primary and November general election ballots. While unlikely, it is possible voters could choose one candidate to fill the vacancy until January 2019 and elect another to a full two-year term after that. It is unusual for a congressional district to … Read the referenced story here:…

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Son of late Detroit Mayor Young to run for Conyers’ seat

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan politician and son of Detroit’s first black mayor is set to run for the congressional seat longtime Rep. John Conyers vacated last week amid sexual harassment allegations, his spokesman said Friday. State Sen. Coleman Young II will announce plans Monday to seek the office Conyers represented for five decades. The 88-year-old Democratic congressman, who was facing a House Ethics Committee investigation over claims by former staffers, cited health reasons for his retirement. Young sought the mayoral seat his late father, … Read the referenced story here:…

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