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2 Conyerses May Run To Fill The Seat Of Former Rep. John Conyers

Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, announced his retirement today. His grand-nephew is running to fill his seat, but the former congressman didn't endorse him. Instead, he endorsed his oldest son, John Conyers III.

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Conyers III has never held elected office, and the former congressman said the endorsement decision was based on continuing his legacy.

Ian Conyers, the former congressman's great-nephew, is currently a Michigan state senator. He confirmed his decision to run early Tuesday.

Ian Conyers told BuzzFeed his great-uncle's endorsement of Conyers III wouldn't change his campaign decision.


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