Sunday, November 22, 2015

Conyers to run for re-election to Congress

U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, longest-serving active member of Congress, will run for a 27th two-year term

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, already the longest-serving active member of Congress and the longest-serving African-American congressman in U.S. history, will run for a 27th two-year term next year, looking to extend a legislative tenure stretching back to the Civil Rights era.
“I like what I’m doing, that’s the first reason I want to run again. Second, there’s plenty left undone,” Conyers told the Free Press in an exclusive interview. “I can’t imagine anything more uninteresting than being a person that’s retired, sitting in a rocking chair.”

With the announcement, Conyers, 86, made clear that he has no immediate intention to cede a seat he has held with few serious challenges since 1965, despite some recent opposition.

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