John Conyers III, who was disqualified from entering the August 7th Democratic congressional primary because he lacked a sufficient number of valid ballot petition signatures, will still apparently be present in the special and regular general elections to be held later this year. Mr. Conyers, and ten others are competing for the seat that Mr. Conyers’ father, former 27-term Congressman John Conyers (D-Detroit), resigned late last year. Though Mr. Conyers will not be competing in the special and regular Democratic primaries, he will enter the race as an Independent candidate.
Among the top competitors are Mr. Conyers’ cousin, state Sen. Ian Conyers (D-Detroit), state Sen. Coleman Young II (D-Detroit), the former Mayor’s son, and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. The special election to fill the balance of the current term is being run concurrently with the regular election calendar. The Democrats will hold the open seat since Republicans are not competitive in this district.
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