In addition to nominating candidates for the open 13th Congressional District seat in the coming Congress, choosing someone to fill the current vacancy for the remaining portion of the term was also virtually decided on Tuesday night. The unusual saga ended with two different people winning the regular election Democratic nomination, which is tantamount to victory in November, and the special election party nod.
Former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib won the regular Democratic primary, which makes it a certainty that she will represent the 13th District in the next Congress.
Largely because two of the candidates who ran in the regular election did not file for the special, thus changing the contender configuration, Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones won the Democratic special election primary. Therefore, when the special general is held on November 6th, she will undoubtedly be elected for the two-month term. Without winning the regular election, the question will now be asked whether Ms. Jones will resign her important city position in order to serve a mere two months in Congress.
While the primary election answered some key questions, the results are now engendering new inquiries.
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