2014 MI-12: Debbie Dingell (D) v Terry Bowman (R) -- Open Seat

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Post by Addie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:58 am

[link]New York Times,http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/us/po ... gress.html[/link]





Michigan Democrat to Retire After Nearly 60 Years in House





WASHINGTON — Representative John D. Dingell Jr., Democrat of Michigan, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, was expected to announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014, and will leave Congress in 2015.





Mr. Dingell, 87, has served in the House for more than 58 years.





He made his first appearance on the House floor at the age of 6, when his father was elected in 1933; he went on to become a congressional page; and after his father died in 1955 he successfully ran for his seat at the age of 29.


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Post by Addie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:05 pm

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Longest-serving Rep. John Dingell to retire ...





Dingell, 87, has served in the House for nearly 60 years. He became the longest-serving member of Congress last summer. He said his health was good enough for him to make another run, but he decried the hostile tone that has come to define business on Capitol Hill these days.





Dingell told the Detroit News he finds "serving in the House to be obnoxious" and that "it's become very hard because of the acrimony and bitterness, both in Congress and in the streets." In his prepared "State of the District" remarks, Dingell said he was hopeful the "fever" that has come over Congress will break.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:15 pm

It also sucks to be in the minority in the House. Always has been.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:50 am

There are 3 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination ([/break1]com/]Terry Bowman, [/break1]com/]Debbie Dingell and [/break1]raymullinsforachange.com/]Raymond Mullins). The sole Republican candidate (Stephen Farkas) withdrew from the race.[/break1]nictusa.com/election/candlist/14PRI/14PRI_CL.HTM]http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/ca ... PRI_CL.HTMAugust 5, 2014 is primary election day for Michigan voters. Michigan holds an open primary.[/break1]mytimetovote.com/michigan.html#primary]http://canivote.mytimetovote.com/michig ... Correction: Terry Bowman is listed on the Michigan SOS list of candidates as a Republican. :oops:[/edit]



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:11 am

It's offishul! Debbie Dingell is the Democratic nominee for Michigan's 12th district US House seat. Debbie Dingell, 60, of Dearborn, easily won the nomination in the state’s 12th Congressional District Tuesday, taking a spot on the ballot that her husband has held since 1955 — longer than any congressman in history.With 84% of the precincts reporting, she held a 78%-22% edge on Ypsilanti lawyer Ray Mullins and will face Republican Terry Bowman in a district with a distinct Democratic leaning in November.John Dingell, 88, announced his impending retirement early this year, followed by the announcement that Debbie, a consultant and chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, would run. It was presumed from the beginning that she would win — keeping in the Dingell family a congressional seat dating to 1933, when John’s father, John Sr., won it.[/break1]freep.com/article/20140805/NEWS06/308050233/Dingell-Congress-primary-Democratic-Dearborn]http://www.freep.com/article/20140805/N ... c-Dearborn



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Lawmakers honor Rep. Dingell after 60 years in Congress

Dozens of lawmakers took to the House floor Tuesday evening to pay tribute to retiring Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest-serving member of Congress in history.

Dingell is retiring at the end of this Congress after serving since 1955.

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"Over these six decades, we have fought together successfully for Medicare, for clean air and water, for workers' rights, and most importantly, for civil rights," Conyers said. "Congressman Dingell is a masterful legislator, but most importantly, a man of conscience."



Dingell served as a powerful chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee starting in 1981. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), a former Energy and Commerce Committee chairman who served with Dingell for more than two decades, said he will be remembered as one of the most influential lawmakers in history.



"We always in Texas refer to the former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, who served for 48 years, as man of the House," Barton said. "But in all honesty, I would have to say the ultimate and true man of the House is the honorable John Dingell of Michigan."



Barton said that Dingell, who often visited the Capitol with his father, the late Rep. John Dingell, Sr. (D-Mich.) in the 1930s and served as a House page as a child, "literally grew up in the House."



"If you count not only his service as a member, but the time he spent as a child when his father was in Congress, he has literally been in the House for almost a third of its existence as an institution," Barton said. <SNIP>





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