2014 MI-13: Congressman John Conyers (D) v Jeff Gorman (R)

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2014 MI-13: Congressman John Conyers (D) v Jeff Gorman (R)

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue May 13, 2014 9:59 pm

Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn't have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday.Conyers' nominating petitions were insufficient, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said in a statement.[/break1]ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONYERS_PETITION_CHALLENGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-13-20-19-05]http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 3-20-19-05Conyers has been serving in Congress since 1965 (his district has been renumbered a couple of times). You'd think his staff would be knowledgeable of ballot requirements by now.



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Post by Patagoniagirl » Tue May 13, 2014 10:44 pm

This is a real shock.



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Post by SPen » Tue May 13, 2014 10:58 pm

He's going to challenge it and will probably win. Even if he didn't win the legal challenge he could and would run as a write-in and probably win reelection quite easily.



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Post by gatsby » Fri May 23, 2014 5:05 pm

A federal judge just ordered Conyers back on the primary ballot.[/break1]nytimes.com/2014/05/24/us/judge-rules-conyers-can-be-on-ballot.html]http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/24/us/ju ... allot.htmlThe ruling:[/break1]gannett.edgesuite.net/detnews/2014/pdf/0523conyersruling.pdf]http://download.gannett.edgesuite.net/d ... ruling.pdfAnalysis from Election Law blog:[/break1]org/?p=61755]http://electionlawblog.org/?p=61755



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Post by jtmunkus » Fri May 23, 2014 6:37 pm

I hope this works out positively for the Hon. Rep. Conyers. What a shame if his career ends this way. And, his seat.. {SMILIES_PATH}/pray.gif



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:37 am

The Michigan Secretary of State website shows Congressman Conyers on the ballot. Conyers has a Democratic primary challenger [/break1]betterwithsheffield.com/](Horace Sheffield) plus a Republican [/break1]jeffgormanforuscongress.com/news.html](Jeff Gorman) awaiting the winner.[/break1]nictusa.com/election/candlist/14PRI/14PRI_CL.HTM]http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/ca ... PRI_CL.HTM



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:35 am

August 5, 2014 is primary election day for Michigan voters. Michigan holds an open primary.[/break1]mytimetovote.com/michigan.html#primary]http://canivote.mytimetovote.com/michigan.html#primary



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:43 am

Michigan Primary Election Results:





Democratic -- 418 of 432 Precincts Reporting (97%)


John Conyers.........27,492....71%


Horace Sheffield.....11,006....29%


[/break1]freep.com/]http://www.freep.com/





The pending retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell means U.S. Rep. John Conyers is poised to become the dean of the U.S. House of Representatives after fending off a primary challenge Tuesday.








Conyers, 85, an attorney who is the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, was first elected to Congress in 1964 and has twice run unsuccessfully for mayor of Detroit.


[/break1]freep.com/article/20140805/NEWS06/308050229/conyers-sheffield-13th-congressional-district]http://www.freep.com/article/20140805/N ... l-district



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